[mythtv-users] Partial channel data, UK

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Fri Mar 23 12:22:49 UTC 2007

Mike Perkins wrote:
> Damian Surr wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I had another session on Myth last night and got things up and running. 
>> All recording and working very nicely. Got a few questions, so I'm going 
>> to post them in different threads.
>> The first one is my channel data. I'm getting information for some 
>> channels, but not all. Getting things like ITV1, Channel 4 and several 
>> others. Not getting BBC1, BBC2, Channel 5.
>> I roughly followed this guide for setting the channel data up:
>> http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_id.php
>> I realise that if anyone can help you'll need more information from me, 
>> but not sure what info will be need. Can anyone help out?
>> Cheers
>> Damian
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> Sounds like you're not getting all the multiplexes. You might try 
> scanning again, might be a weather-related problem. If that doesn't 
> work, consider if your aerial is good enough, or that it is aligned for 
> best signal. If you have a signal booster lying around try inserting 
> that, may make some difference. (An older booster designed for analogue 
> may not boost all channels equally, more important for digital sources). 
> Until the analogue signal gets switched off digital signals are 
> transmitted at reduced strength, which can be a pain if you are in a 
> marginal area.
> Another option is to use the dvb-utils tools to run a scan. This will 
> provide you with a whole bunch of diagnostic info to help you determine 
> what you can/cant/might only just be able to receive, and what you might 
> do to fix the problem.
> Mike Perkins
Thanks Mike

The last time I had Myth setup (which was a short lived experience 
before it all died, but briefly successful), It seemed to get all the 
channel data without a problem. I'll tryout all of your suggestions though.


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