[mythtv-users] Can't seem to permanently delete channels

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Dec 30 17:47:56 UTC 2010

  On 12/30/2010 12:16 PM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> I'm having some trouble deleting channels.
> For background, I have one HD STB dedicated for MythTV usage.  It's
> connected to the backend in two ways, both with firewire and also via
> composite into a PVR-150.  My goal is to have the channels available
> over firewire record over firewire and those that aren't record
> through the PVR-150.  I have two channel lineups.  Source 4 is for
> firewire and source 6 is for the PVR-150.  I initially set up the
> channels as the same, and planned to delete from source 4 any channels
> typically unavailable over firewire.  The problem is, they keep coming
> back.
> I first tried deleting channels through the channel editor in
> mythtv-setup.

This is the correct way.

>    This appeared to work, but I noticed some time later
> that I was still getting failed recordings for the channels I deleted.
>   I checked again and the channels were still there.

Because mythfilldatabase re-added the channels because you did not 
remove them from your Schedules Direct lineup (the same would have 
happened if using XMLTV and you didn't remove them from your XMLTV 


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