[mythtv-users] US Broadcasting bastards

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 17:56:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 02/25/2010 11:57 AM, Greg Oliver wrote:
>> It seems that channels 8 and 11 (in Dallas) has moved
>> programming by 5 minutes while the others remain on-time from 9
>> onwards..  Kind of depressing what they are resorting to.
> If the listings data is actually wrong, the proper solution is to get it
> fixed.  (The old garbage in/garbage out premise.)
> Also, make sure that /all/ of your MythTV-using boxes have the proper time
> set--use NTP on all MythTV systems.  It's possible that you just have a
> single backend whose clock is wrong or whatever.
> If the channels are delayed on rebroadcast by your cable provider, though,
> the situation may get more difficult to fix properly.  Using the start
> early/end late times as described in the thread will work, but shouldn't be
> seen as a long-term fix--after all, if the broadcaster is currently delaying
> by 5 minutes, who says they won't sometimes do 4 or 3 or 2 or 1 minute
> delays off the posted schedules?  What you see on this week's broadcast may
> not apply to next week's.
> If you can verify that the listings are wrong, it may be worth reporting the
> issue through the Schedules Direct web site.  They can pass the information
> to TMS, who can then pressure the broadcasters to fix their data.  (But the
> whole process can take some time.)  Just please make sure it's actually bad
> data--and not misconfiguration on your systems--that's the problem.  And it
> would be nice if you could find out if the rebroadcast is significantly
> delayed from the original OTA broadcast, if you're using cable/satellite.)

I just verified my Schedules Direct data for OTA here corresponds with
my DirecTV listings, so it is correct.

I'll probably just buy another HDHRun as suggested.  It may get to be
too much trouble to explain that yes, we have this new capability to
schedule around those limitations now, and then have to explain it 3
or 4 times to household members :)

That $140 is well worth my time there :)  My only problem now is if I
split my attic antenna again, I am going to lose 2 channels, so I am
also going to have to get a signal boosting splitter as well.

OT, but does anyone have a recommendation there.  I do not feel like
going to BestBuy etc, and paying $100 or more for a $30-40 piece of
equipment, but I have never used one before.



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