[mythtv-users] Frustration: Time Warner Cable QAM channel lineup changes

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Sun Dec 5 01:36:55 UTC 2010

On 12/04/2010 05:37 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Bob Sully<rcs at malibyte.net>  wrote:
>> Forgive me for whining...but I'd just like to know WHY the cablecos do
>> this stuff.  It's a PITA every time they do it.
>> Twice over the past 6-8 months, I've had HDHomeRun recordings from the
>> major network HD channels come up zero-byte.
>> Both times this has happened because Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles
>> decided to change the frequencies of almost all of the clear-QAM
>> channels...I've just spent several hours of my
>> badly-needed-for-other-tasks weekend going through and matching up xmltv
>> IDs, channel numbers and names, etc., again.
>> If they're going to add clear-QAM channels, why don't they just leave the
>> rest of them on their previous frequencies?
>> Aargh.
> the real issue, as I've learned helping my parents set up Myth with
> Time Warner, is that Time Warner doesn't send the channel info so when
> you scan Myth doesn't know what anything is. When I had to do the same
> with Comcast where I live most of the stations had their station tags
> so it was simple.
I have TW in northern NY..It don't work that way here.. I scan,then run 
mythfilldatabase and the epg is populated...

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