[mythtv-users] Channel Name Changes interfering with recording rules

Matt skd5aner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 21:28:42 UTC 2006

On 12/29/06, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> Matt wrote:
> >    Another problem I discovered recently.  I had a few recording rules
> > to have some shows record on anytime on a particular channel.  Well,
> > sometime in the last 6 months or so, that chanel name in the database
> > changed (ARTS to A&E).  So, basically all recording rules for that
> > channel now thinks that they aren't there when in reality they are.
> Ironically, another thread had someone complaining about the
> new "Not Listed" warnings for timeslot and weekslot.
> A Single, Timeslot or Weekslot rule would say Not Listed if
> there is no match in the upcoming listings just to let you
> know that there is a problem you may want to investigate.
> Find* and All rules don't care about the station so only
> Channel rules would quietly fail like this. I always use
> All rather than Channel unless I'm specifically avoiding
> some showings like NBC primetime shows that are repeated on
> You should check your Set Priorities page periodically. For
> each rule, the info shows the number of matches and the
> number that will record as in "(Recording 2 of 6)". The rule
> that have upcoming recordings are in green or orange and no
> scheduled recordings are white. Look for things in white
> where you'd expect recordings. "O" will show the proglist
> for that title.
> > What's the best ways of preventing things like this from happening?
> Use All rather than Channel.
> > What's the best way (besides noticing things are getting recorded, or
> > stubmling upon it) to notice when this does occur?
> Priorities page.
> > What's the best way of fixing this once it has happened?
> Set the type to "All". Use "O" to get the upcoming episodes
> list. Press "I"nfo on an appropriate showing to see the options
> page. Change the type back to Channel and press save. When you
> save, it stores the info from the current showing so the
> callsign would now be saved as "A&E" instead of "ARTS".
> > Does this happen sometimes when people move, switch providers, etc?
> Yes.
> --  bjm

Thanks again Bruce.  Appreciate the response and help!

Happy New Year!

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