[mythtv-users] looking for an hdhomerun
lemongecko at gmail.com
lemongecko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 18:19:27 UTC 2008
On 1/10/08, Fred Squires <fsquires at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2008 12:58 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> > Fred Squires wrote:
> > > On Jan 8, 2008 7:11 PM, William Munson <w.munson at comcast.net> wrote:
> > >> Larry K wrote:
> > >>> Well, that would be great if I could do that. How can I tell what
> > >>> channels will be available to the HDRD, before I go buy one?
> > >>>
> > >> That is the rub with the HDHR, you cannot even tell what channels you
> > >> are receiving as there is no mapping of qam transport channels to
> > >> channels. In fact you will have to manually figure out what each
> > >> is and then manually enter the data into the database and then will
> > >> to look up what the xmltvid number is for that channel. I would
> > >> recommend that you spend the time getting a firewire stb set up.
> > >> Although quirky its far far easier than setting up a hdhr. Here in
> > >> Florida the cable company (comcast) has a nasty habit of moving
> > >> around every few weeks which is completely transparent when using a stb
> > >> but will cause you large amounts of frustration when all of a sudden
> > >> start recording garbage or nothing at all.
> > >
> > > This wasn't true for me at all. I just got an HDHR and I set it up
> > > with the over the air listings in my area, scanned for the channels
> > > (on cable) and it automatically found them an mapped them to the
> > > actual channels. The listings are working and I didn't have to do
> > > anything else.
> > Is this a common thing, or rather rare?
> I don't know, this is the first time I've set one up.
> The instructions that I saw said I'd have to edit the channels to get
> it to work, but I didn't.
> > I'll have to verify to be sure, but it seems like in my case (Comcast,
> > California, Santa Clara county) the channels do not match like that. I
> > could be wrong though.
> > --
> > Florin Andrei
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I most certainly DO have to remap, and I've yet to figure out how. The
wiki page on configuringing ATSC / QAM is evidently way out of date.
I'd like to make a point of fixing it, but I have NO idea how to
What is THE method for mapping QAM properly? Where is this XML ID
stored? How do I find it? Which field in the channel editor needs to
Sorry for the quasi-hijack, but there's a lot of grey area on exactly
how one records HD with Myth that's not readily apparent.
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