[mythtv-users] ATSC EIT confuses show descriptions?

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Jun 11 04:17:01 UTC 2009

Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Harry Coin <hcoin at quietfountain.com> wrote:
>> Robert and all,
>> Thanks much.   Did I miss the guidance that this was a bad thing or  miss a
>> system warning I'd made an incompatible choice?   When I chose to enable EIT
>> on the ATSC tuner the schedules direct thing was all turned on and working,
>> yet there was no warning what I had done was a bad idea that I could catch.
>>   I use the default 'gant' theme which usually cuts off the bottom 1/3 of
>> the descriptions on mythtv-setup so I suppose I could have missed it.   But
>> usually in software things that generate errors if both chosen are part of a
>> grouped set of choices where the system's user interface won't allow users
>> to choose them both in the first place.
> You're right, there's no warning on this topic.  It probably wouldn't hurt
> to have one.  In a perfect world, it *could* work, but in practice it really
> doesn't.
> As always, patches are welcome :)

This is not necessarily an EIT only error. I have had similar SD errors 
in the past, and just noticed it again, on listings for tonight. 
Normally I don't notice the error until I get around to watching a show, 
about 3 weeks after recording. Tonight it was live-time...

9:00 pm WNED PBS Buffalo: Program title for both 17-1 and 17-2 (ATSC 
actually on 43-1 HD and 43-2 SD, is Bolshoi at the Bolshoi: Romeo and 
Juliet. And I saw ads last week for the program.
But the descriptions were for completely different things, one a 
children's afternoon show, I think, and the other, I'm not sure. But it 
wasn't about ballet.

How, where, why? No idea. mythfilldatabase runs with --refresh-today as 
that seemed to help with this problem in the past. Data corruption is 
possible but where/how does it start.

I had this occur before and it seemd to go away. System uptime today is 
35 days so I don't think it's a real problem with myth...Nor, however do 
I really think it is bad-data all the way down from Tribune. More people 
would see it.



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