[mythtv-users] Enabling multirec borks usability a bit.

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Apr 21 03:37:41 UTC 2010

On 04/20/2010 08:47 PM, Tom Furie wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 05:06:28PM -0700, Douglas Peale wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> The sole purpose of channel numbers is to allow users to jump
>>> directly to a given channel when in Live TV.
>> I can think of a few more purposes for the channel numbers: 1) All TV
>> listings from all sources use channel numbers. Use your own random
>> numbers and you will need a map to find that show you want to watch.
> Well, don't use random numbers then. You could use some sort of system
> like 1xx for channels showing predominantly sports, 2xx for channels
> showing predominantly documentaries, 3xx for drama, etc.
> Even my TV allows me to move channels around if I don't like the default
> order.
>> 2) TV advertisements use those channel numbers to tell you what
>> channel the show is on.
> Any TV advertisements I've seen don't specify the channel number, only
> the channel name.
>> 3) the channel list that the cable company sends out lists stations by
>> channel number.
> Simply the map you mentioned in 1) above. Just because that is how
> they've configured it doesn't mean you *have* to do the same. Admittedly
> it's often more convenient just to follow what's there, but you have the
> option of changing it to suit your taste.

Better, your cable co calls it channel 35, so in your 3 different video 
sources, give it channel numbers 135, 235, 335.  (or 
source-num*1000+cable-co-chan-num or 


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