[mythtv-users] Upcoming Channel Change by Rogers Cable
kuphal at dls.net
Tue Jan 9 22:37:15 UTC 2007
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> I have received a notice from Rogers Cable that it is dropping some
> channels which I receive, and replacing the feed on that channel number
> with a different channel feed.
> As an example, CNN Headline News, which I get as channel 37 will be
> dropped, and will be replaced by BBC World News. The actual channel
> frequency and all tuning parameters will remain the same, but the
> xmltvid for the feed will be changed.
> This will mess up my Mythtv setup. I have looked through the
> documentation and the wiki and found no particular information about how
> this should be handled.
> I think I need to do something like the following:
> After the changeover by Rogers:
> (1) modify my listing at zap2it to delete the old channels and add the
> new channels;
> (2) delete from channel where chanid = 1037;
> (3) delete from program where chanid = 1015; #clear old program data
> (4) If and only if zap2it labs has recognized the changeover and shows
> the new channel against the old frequency:
> mythfilldatabase --do-channel-updates #which should work...
> Have I missed anything? Any comments by anyone?
> Should (2) instead be:
> update channel set (callsign,name.xmltvid) values ("BBCW","BBC World
> This change will affect a large number of Rogers customers and will also
> affect the half dozen of us, (at least) who use Mythtv in the Greater
> Toronto Area.
> I would like to prepare a script which will take care of the database
> changes, so that it becomes as easy as running the script, updating the
> DataDirect listing, and running mythfilldatabase.
I think all you need to do is update zap2it, re-download the listing
information in mythtv-setup, run mythfilldatabase with --refresh-all.
You might need to update any channel specific rules you have but that
should take care of it. If not, you can always dump the program
information in mythtv-setup before running mythfilldatabase and it will
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