[mythtv-users] Backend ext. channel change command passes wrong value? (0.24 trunk 25218)

Brent Meyer brent.meyer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 18:19:19 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Jeff Artz <jeffa.myth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Brent Meyer <brent.meyer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm using mythbuntu 10.04 with JYA's repo. I just updated to .24
>> revision 25218, which seems to be the latest version in the repo.
>> After doing so, my external channel change command is not working
>> properly. I can run the command (a perl script) manually, and it will
>> change channels as expected, but when the command is executed by the
>> backend, it tunes to the same channel every time (specifically, it
>> tunes to channel 60 regardless of which channel is selected).
>> The backend log says that the "External Tuning program exited with no
>> error", so I assume it's executing the script just fine, but passing
>> the wrong channel number.
>> The perl script I am using is from here:
>> http://regx.dgswa.com/html/Comacast_DTA-and_MythTV (scroll down to
>> #4).
>> Is this a known bug? I'll file a bug report if necessary.
>> Thanks,
>> Brent
> Brent,
>   You don't have the 'preset tuner to channel" set to "60" do you?
>  (Mythtv-setup Input Connection for that tuner)
>    If so, blank that out...  ;-)
> J-e-f-f-A
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In my setup, Preset Tuner to Channel is set to 3, since I have a
Comcast DTA, which outputs on coax to channel 3. And of course, it
doesn't matter what I set Starting Channel to, it always ends up on

I'm starting to think something is seriously borked in my setup. Maybe
it's time for some late spring cleaning...

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