[mythtv-users] Resetting Channels

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Aug 31 15:29:16 UTC 2007

On 08/31/2007 08:42 AM, Rob Dege wrote:
> On 8/30/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 08/30/2007 02:22 PM, Rob Dege wrote:
>>> With the migration to Schedules Direct, I decided to delete all of my
>>> channels (via channel editor), and have mythfilldatabase grab the new
>>> channel data.  This worked .... almost.
>>> My channels now show detailed information in the Channel Name and
>>> callsign as expected.  However, my channel are not longer bound
>>> correctly.  I have included two photos to illustrate the problem that
>>> I'm having.  In the photo (myth_before.jpg), Psych used to be listed
>>> on Channel 36, but now it's listed on Channel 35 (myth_after.jpg).
>>> This occurs in Recorded Programs, Schedule Recordings, and Upcoming
>>> Recordings.
>>> What can I do to rectify this problem?
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 (but
>> don't delete the capture cards, just the video sources).  Make sure you
>> use the "Delete all video sources" button--any other approach will not
>> fix your DB.
> Thanks for the reply.  I followed the instructions from the link that you
> posted  below, but it didn't resolve the problem.  The Program listings show
> all of the  channel information correctly, but it still shows all of the
> channels as being one channel off in Upcoming Recordings, Recorded Programs,
> and Recording Schedule.  Here's a recap of what I did:
> stop backend
> mythtv-setup -> video sources
> delete all video sources
> create new video source (I made it a different name)
> enter information for schedule direct account
> finish
> assign new video source to the two tuners
> Click "Retrieve channel info from sources"
> finish
> I know that the channel editor will let me change the channel Name and
> callsign for each channel, but I would prefer to find an easier way to
> complete that task  rather than manually modifying all 70+ channels.  I get
> shivers down the back just thinking about it :)

That means that most likely the information you're getting from SD is
"wrong" (where wrong may simply mean not what you're used to, but
completely correct).  The information is actually wrong if the program
that it shows airing at some time on some frequency airs at that time on
some other frequency.  In other words, Myth puts in the information it's

I recommend verifying that the data is wrong (using tv_grab_na_dd from
XMLTV 0.5.48 to download the listings for your lineup and see if it
shows the right information).  If the information is wrong, you'll need
to post to the SD forum for lineup discrepancies.


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