[mythtv-users] DVB-T users in the UK - please send me your dvbscan channels.conf file

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Jan 21 22:07:45 UTC 2008

Razza wrote:
> On 21/01/2008, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>> How are you going to manage that for Virgin? AFAIK each different part of the
>> old NTL/Telewest empire(s) had different lineups with different channel numbers
>> for the programs. I know from letters I have had from Virgin that there is a
>> push to consolidate the channel selections, and the channel numbering, but it
>> hasn't happened yet. And, given the general level of inertia and incompetancy I
>> get from them (hello US, we have them over here too!) I can't see much happening
>> for a while yet.
> I guess you would have different profiles/lists for each area/region?
Problem with that idea is that I think that kind of information could be quite 
hard to come by, unless we have a well-placed mole within the Virgin 
organisation. I don't mean 'organisation' literally, of course.

Virgin is the merger of several different cable operators: when I got my first 
one, it was called Birmingham Cable, later swallowed up by Telewest. I have no 
idea exactly which streets that covered. (I didn't live in Birmingham.) Having 
moved to Newbury, I have absolutely no idea how my current connection to NTL now 
fits into any scheme. And so on.

So figuring out who gets what set of channels could be quite difficult. I doubt 
if you could even do it by postcode. It's even trickier than that, since like 
Freeview, the actual channel lineup seems to change on a day-to-day basis. 
Something called DMAX appeared on channel 197 here last week, for example.

And of course you then have the different 'packages' to take account of.

Mike Perkins

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