[mythtv-users] Confused about the channel editor / adding HDTV QAM channels

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 01:38:09 UTC 2007

On 2/7/07, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> What am I missing when it comes to adding my channels from my new QAM
> HDTV card?  I have the card installed, and I did a channel scan.  From
> there, I was able to go into live TV mode (with no stuttering on a
> 3000+)  and view the few HD channels I can get.  This is when I ran
> into problems, though.
> I could edit the channels (mostly local), and I assigned the same
> callsigns to them as my analog channels (for instance, WSB, which is
> channel 3 on my analog cable.  After I did this, I could no longer
> tune to that channel using the up/down keys.  Does this sound correct?
>  It is as if Myth is trying to tune to the actual channel 3 (or it may
> even be 2) on my HD card.
> In addition, when I just looked at my listings via Mythweb, I don't
> even have my WSB listed.  In it's place, on channel 3, I now have:
> 3
> Adding Channel 3
>         NO DATA
> What am I doing wrong?  Hoe do I set up MythTV to (a) show only the HD
> channels that I want to watch in HD and (b) let me tune into and
> record listings off those channels?

Well, I've been able to add the channels in using a local broadcast
DirectData feed, but it's changed my channel frequencies - for
instance, it moved my ABC to 5#1, when it's somewhere in the 80's.
Perhaps I shouldn't have obeyed the big bold warning at the told of
this wiki entry:

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