[mythtv-users] Confused about the channel editor / adding HDTV QAM channels
gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 02:38:45 UTC 2007
On 2/7/07, P S <guierrmo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/7/07, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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:
> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Adding_QAM_Channels_For_HDTV_Tuner_Cards
> You may be better off using your local cable's digital lineup from
> datadirect if you do not like the 5#1 listings. This is what I use,
> my cable provider puts the HD channels in the 200s. In the end it is
> just cosmetic, especially if you don't use the live TV function.
Unfortunately, in my case, it's not just cosmetic. I believe it's
actually changing the frequency MythTV is trying to tune to for those
channels. As a result, I can't view live TV *or* record on these
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