[mythtv-users] Schedules Direct and multiple zap2it accounts

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Mon Aug 27 03:19:35 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-08-26 at 19:59 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/26/2007 07:06 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > where can one delete channels from a lineup for a specific video
> > source? It would seem there needs to be a second channel editor, one
> > for telling myth which channels in the lineup that source is capable
> > of tuning.
> In MythTV setup's channel editor, the video source name is displayed in
> parens after the channel's callsign and channel number, so by deleting
> the "copy" of the channel associated with the video source that cannot
> receive that channel, you're removing the channel from the video source.

Yeah, but given the scenario in which I created a "meta-lineup", with
the combined channels from Analog, DCT-2000, and DCT-6200 boxes, each of
which connects to a PVR-250 (coax), PVR-250 (RCA), and Firewire,
respectively, I've just experienced serious breakage.

The meta-lineup has all of the combined channels, which I had to do,
otherwise I'd have to create 2 "Digital" lineups, which SD won't allow
me to do.  (Okay - I could have created one "cable" and one "cable
digital", but the "digital" had to be unified, otherwise I'd need 2

So I went into the mythtv-setup channel editor, which lists, for

Discovery Times Channel(271)(SD-Comcast)

Even if I hit Enter on that channel to finetune it, nowhere in there is
an option to make that channel available only to certain tuners.  So
there is no "copy" of the channel to speak of.  I can only remove the
channel completely.  And that channel (271) is only available via the
PVR-250 (RCA), not the PVR-250 (coax) nor the Firewire (DCT-6200)

> Then again, if you're really concerned, you could sign up for 2 SD
> accounts (for twice the price of one) and never have to worry about it.  :)

And this was what I wanted to avoid in the earlier thread. ;)

Maybe I'm slow here, but right now my myth setup is pretty hosed.  I
think I'm going to have to restore my db...

If there's a clear, tested way for this to work for those with more than
1 zap2it account with the "improper subset" issue, I'd love to see it.
(And I'd really love it to be posted to the wiki and linked to from the
main docs, as this is probably going to bite a few people...) ;(


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