[mythtv-users] Channel numbers unique?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 8 01:56:48 UTC 2010

On 01/07/2010 08:47 AM, Steve Hodge wrote:
> IIRC channum is only used for display and for selecting a channel by typing
> it's number in LiveTV. If you have multiple sources you shouldn't give
> different channels the same channum even if the channels appear on different
> sources. Though you can (and generally should) give two channels the same
> number on different sources if they are two copies of the same channel.
> Freqid is set to the channel change script you've specified for the source
> so this should be set to whatever the STB uses for it's channels. Channum is
> not relevant to the STB at all. You might want to use the same numbers as it
> does for channels, but you don't have to.
> When the STB changed its channel numbering you could have just updated the
> freqids and keep using the channel numbers you were used to in MythTV.

No need for that first, "I," up there.  You /do/ remember correctly. 
(Good answer. :)


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