[mythtv-users] Notification of Channel Setup Change?

John Veness John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk
Sun Jan 20 21:58:01 UTC 2008

James Cummings wrote:
> Hiya,
> Living in the UK, using DVB-T (i.e. freeview), and over the air (EIT)
> guide data.  Is there some automated way we could be notified when
> there has a been a (however minor) change to the channel setup?  An
> off-the-shelf freeview STB I have does this.  I occasionally turn it
> on and it says "Change to channel listing" in the bottom left hand
> corner for the first 30 seconds.  Everytime there is a channel listing
> change (i.e. they muck about with the frequencies or squeeze yet
> another 'quiz' channel into the limited bandwidth, or rename
> something, etc.) I have to rescan existing transports if I want to be
> at all confident that the shows I'm interested in will record.
> Another option (which I asked about a couple days ago with no reply)
> would be to have some way to auto-rescan each evening or something.
> Suggestions?
> -James

I wonder how that STB does it. Does it regularly scan for potential 
channel changes, or does it get notified about them somehow? If the 
latter, I wonder if there is a way to hook MythTV into the same information.



John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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