[mythtv-users] using cable freq for broadcast HDTV
kuphal at dls.net
Thu Jan 25 02:42:40 UTC 2007
Dave D wrote:
> Is there a way to get local listings from zap2it, but watch the HD
> shows from cable instead of OTA?
> In other words, I'd like to change the frequencies to match the cable
> frequencies of the HD channels and the modulation scheme to QAM256 for
> local broadcast channels in mythtv so to 'fool' zap2it into thinking
> it's local?
> I currently have standard cable for my SD recordings and OTA for HD.
> But I also get HD from cable. The problem is that Comcast (in all
> it's glory) doesn't put EIT information in their digital channels...
> at least here in Sacramento.
> I've tried modifying the channels themselves from
> mythtv-setup->channel editor to match the cable channel exactly to the
> local HD channel with no luck... zap2it simply doesn't get the data.
> Has anyone tried this? Can anyone tell me the SQL statement I can use
> to get the frequencies associated with the channels? It wasn't
> apparent to me when I looked at the tables.
I do this. It works like your OTA setup I imagine. I have a "local"
lineup on zap2it that checks off the HD channels but really the local
distinction is only relevant in that this is how it is listed on
zap2it. Then I map that lineup to my HD card, scan for channels, and
then set the xmltvid's to match those in my lineup using the frontend
channel editor (hit E while watching the channel). This is not any
different as I understand it from setting up OTA.
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