[mythtv-users] Guide data "zombie channels"

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 27 23:06:14 UTC 2007

On 02/27/2007 12:24 PM, Korey Fort wrote:
> When you set up your line up on zap2it it tells you this:
> Based on the information you provided in steps 1 through 3, the 
> following TV
> stations may be available to you. Depending on your TV provider, service
> bundle and equipment, some stations may not be available to you. Please
> select the stations that you actually receive and want to include in your
> Labs subscription.
> The manual : http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-5.html
> Section 5.3:
> Fill in the survey, then proceed to the lineup choices and configure your
> account for your particular location and the channels that you have. This
> configuration will be imported into MythTV when you first run the *
> mythtv-setup* program. 

And, for analog sources, use the "--remove-new-channels" argument to 

Note, too, that with this argument, you can use "mythfilldatabase 
--only-update-channels" to pull in all of the available analog channels, 
then use mythtv-setup (with the backend shut down) to delete any 
channels you don't want, then run "mythfilldatabase 
--remove-new-channels" to a) pull down guide data for only the channels 
you've configured and b) remove the extra channels from your lineup at 
http://labs.zap2it.com/ .


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