[mythtv-users] missing channels

Z F mail4me9999 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 10 19:49:30 UTC 2009

Hello everybody,

--- On Mon, 6/8/09, Z F <mail4me9999 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Z F <mail4me9999 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: missing channels
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Date: Monday, June 8, 2009, 1:06 AM
> Hello everybody,
> I am trying to configure my system for Digital cable in
> Brooklyn NY, USA.
> I have a strange problem, during channel scan, basically
> only the HD channels
> are detected with a small number of simply DT channels.
> However, when I use the scan utility from dvb-apps, I get a
> large number
> of channels which are actually working (checked with
> mplayer).
> I have tried to import the channels.conf file with
> mythtv-setup, but
> the import command just hanged with 0% and nothing. Is it
> possible to configure something in mythtv-setup so it finds
> the channels by itself, or
> how to import the channels?

Ok, mythtv-setup for some magical reason does not detect (or
does not want to detect) standard-definition digital channels.
And the import  channels.conf does not seem to like what I was 
feeding it. Maybe I was feeding it wrong food, I thought it was the
output of scan command which was required.

In any event, I went into the mythtv data base and added the channels 
manually. MythTV happily shows me all the channels now.

One problem which escapes me is how to make SchedulesDirect sent me the
program guide. I have added xmltvid corresponding to the channels into 
mythtv-setup channel editor, but nothing comes in. SchedulesDirect profile
lists the required ids. Do I have to manipulate some table other than
channels in the mythv data base?

Thanks a lot for your help



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