[mythtv-users] Time Warner Cable, digital to analog channell lineups question

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Sat Dec 19 22:29:38 UTC 2009

Paul Kelly wrote:
> Hello all;
> Two years into this Mythtv project I still do not have a 
> fully-functional system, this is mostly because I only get a few 
> minutes here and there to work on it, which has led to incredibly slow 
> progress. I'm down to this one remaining major issue.
> I have TW cable and am using Schedules Direct for channel information. 
> I have two sources, one named analog, which corresponds to the normal 
> analog cable channels and one named Digital which corresponds to the 
> Digital unencrypted channels. I have a dual tuner analog card which 
> seems to work perfectly. And a dual tuner Digital card which seems 
> also to do so.  I can watch programming on all four tuners so they are 
> all fully functional in that regard. My problem is that I cannot 
> schedule recordings for my Digital as there is no channel information 
> shown for it in Mythtv.
> The scheduling information shown in Mythtv only shows the Analog and 
> no matter what I have tried I cannot get the Digital ones to show up 
> and match up. For those of you who don't know, TW cable somehow 
> re-maps the basic channels to "-1", "-2" or "-3" sub-channels, KCBS 
> which is channel 2 analog, shows as KCBS-DT, channel 02_1. And I get 
> no scheduling information for it, or 04_1, 05_1, 07_1, 09_1, 11_1, 
> 13_1 etc. In reality they are 1006, 1008 and higher, but there is 
> nothing showing for them anywhere.
> Anybody out there who has encountered this and knows how to get around 
> it? Any help is most appreciated.
> I'll be happy to post any information needed to help solve this.
> Thank very, very much in advance.
> PK
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Have you put the XMLTV IDs found for those channels via the 
SchedulesDirect site?  You should be able to use the channel editor, or 
even via Mythweb, to put the proper IDs in for each channel.  That is 
what mythfilldatabase uses to download the listings.

Hope that helps,

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