[mythtv-users] Notification of Channel Setup Change?

James Cummings james+mythtv at cummingsfamily.org.uk
Thu Jan 31 13:25:57 UTC 2008

On Jan 20, 2008 9:58 PM, John Veness <John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.

No clue, but almost all STB I've tried do it. (Mine is a BT iplayer+
(rebadged netgem), but my mother-in-law's Humax does it as well.


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