[mythtv-users] No passive EIT on Live TV, only on recordings

Martin van Es mrvanes at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 10:59:58 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 11:52, Mike Perkins
<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> On 30/12/10 10:08, Martin van Es wrote:
>> I have never been able to reap DVB-C EIT info while watching live-tv,
>> only when a pre-scheduled recording starts. I don't want to use active
>> scan since it hammers my system 24/7 while EIT can be reaped within 1
>> minute of recording. The problem is that sometimes I don't have any
>> recordings scheduled for 1 or 2 days, and Ziggo (dutch cable company)
>> only supplies 4 days in advance. So I start to run out of EPG quite
>> fast.
> One way to resolve this would be to set up a daily manual recording of an
> hour or so at a time that you can guarantee you won't want to record or
> watch anything - i.e. the middle of the night. Doesn't matter what program.
> Set it up with auto expiry on and let that collect the EPG info for you.

Hi Mike,

I already have this configured but to be honest I don't like this work-around.
Anyway, the function is advertised as working so I'd like to be able
to reap EPG while watching live-tv like everybody else seems to do.


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