[mythtv-users] Guide data "zombie channels"

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 08:38:54 UTC 2007

On 27/02/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> <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?!?!?!

Turn off the visible flag for the channels you don't want to see.  Not
sure if you can do that through mythweb but you definately can using
mythtv-setup or phpadmin.

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