[mythtv-users] Program guide problem
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 18 02:58:11 UTC 2007
On 09/17/2007 09:21 AM, Mark J. Small wrote:
> I've just run across a very strange problem with my program guide.
> I was looking at my program guide last Friday (the 14th) and saw that the
> guide data had run out at 9:00 (Atlantic Daylight Time, that would be 8:00 PM
> Eastern) that night for about 10 of my channels. I didn't have time to
> fiddle with it then, so I did a quick mythfilldatabase --refresh-today, in
> the hopes that it would help. It didn't. So a set manual recordings for
> the most important shows over the weekend and left it until today.
> I looked today and my programs were recorded anyway, as well as the manual
> recordings. Weird.
> I looked in the program guide, and I'm still missing data for some channels.
> I looked at my upcoming recordings, and there are scheduled recordings with
> full data on those missing channels. I looked in Search Lists -> Channels on
> the missing channels and there is full data there as well!!! So the data is
> only missing from the program guide. Confusing, eh?
> The program guide HAS data for all channels starting at midnight on the
> morning of the 27th.
> There doesn't seem to be much pattern as to which channels have data and which
> don't. Some are Canadian, some are American. Some are broadcast channels,
> some are cable specialties. The only pattern that I see is that all of the
> missing channels are on BOTH my analog and digital lineups (using the same
> channel numbers). There is nothing missing from the digital only channels
> (which I record using PVR-250s with an IR blaster to control a pair of
> I have 2 lineups fed by SD. One for digital cable which includes all analog
> channels and all the digital channels that I'm subscribed to. The other
> other is analog only for my 3rd PVR-250 that is fed straight from the cable
> My backend is running Debian Stable (etch) with packages taken from
> debian-multimedia.org. I had briefly rolled my own packages using sources
> from the same site, but now I use Christian's packages again.
> I'll happily provide any other info that would help track this weird problem
Sounds a lot like broken Video Sources/Input Connections/Channels
configuration. I'd really recommend starting with
Follow the instructions for deleting the video sources (no need to
delete capture cards).
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