[mythtv-users] ATSC channel scan broken in mythtvsetup?

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 19 17:56:14 UTC 2007

Gregg wrote:
> I scanned for OTA HDTV channels in mythtvsetup and it picks up all the
> channels, but If I go to watch them after mythfilldatabase I get the
> "no channel lock press ok" error.  I discovered that if I manually
> create the channel and add the frequency id to the second page in the
> creation process it works. I tried to add the frequency id to an
> existing channel through the web interface, but that did not work.
> Is the channel scanning broken in mythtvsetup?
> Is there a way to add the appropriate data to the channel table
> through an update statement without having to recreate the channels
> manually?
> -Gregg
I am afraid I am the bearer of bad news. Channel scanning is broken. 
Manual entry is the way to go. Be sure to check that the dtv_transport 
table has the correct frequency and that the channels table has the 
correct dtv_transport number and data stream number listed in the 
record. To make sure that you can get update info from your listing 
provider make sure the xmltvid number and callsign exactly match that 
given in the listings.

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