[mythtv-users] DTV Transition
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jun 11 19:03:14 UTC 2009
On 06/11/2009 02:25 PM, Allen Edwards wrote:
> Could the first person to successfully do this Saturday please write
> down what works. I have asked this before and getting, try this and
> if it doesn't work try this.... drives me nuts. I followed the
> thread referenced above
I'm assuming you mean:
> and by the time I followed all the links, I was in an analog scan howto.
Do you mean http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frontend_Channel_Editor ? If so,
that is /not/ an analog scan howto (QAM-256 and QAM-64 are by definition
digital). I did, however, add explicit mention of OTA ATSC so that
people who see cable and think it doesn't apply (though the process is
identical for both) know that it does apply.
> This is digital off the air we are talking about. Cable users do not
> need to re-scan.
> Lots of people are going to be doing this in a couple of days so if
> some kind user would document if for everyone else you would make a
> lot of people happy.
I know /exactly/ how I'm doing my rescan... Backup DB (
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore ) /and/ backup
), delete all video sources (
create video source, connect input to most-preferred card, do a full
channel scan, connect inputs to other cards in the order of preferred
usage, restore xmltvids (
). Then, after 10 minutes of effort (5-7 of which are waiting for the
channel scan to complete and 1 of which is waiting for the database
backup (50-seconds of which is waiting for the CPU to gzip it)), I'll be
back up and running as if nothing changed.
I also know that this approach works great--I've done it 10's of times
and it has worked every single time.
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