[mythtv-users] Guide data "zombie channels"

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Tue Feb 27 04:48:48 UTC 2007


<Sound of hair being ripped out>

I've been having problems lately with what might be called "zombie channels" 
in my guide data. These are channels that just don't go away no matter how I 
try to "kill" them. Basically, I've got my cable company's lowest-tier plan, 
which consists of local broadcast channels and a few community-access, 
shopping, and religious channels. The problem is that every few hours MythTV 
insists on adding in most of the rest of my provider's channels, despite the 
fact that I don't receive them. I've repeatedly used MythWeb and/or the 
mythtv-setup program's channel editor to remove the offending channels, and 
I've done the same on the Zap2It site. (I'm in the US and use the Zap2It 
listings.) The blasted things just keep coming back, cluttering my user 
interface. How can I get rid of these unwanted channels?!?!?!

</Sound of hair being ripped out>

Rod Smith

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