[mythtv-users] mythtv-users Digest, Vol 86, Issue 75

Nick Couchman nick.couchman at yahoo.com
Sat May 22 14:27:48 UTC 2010

> mythfilldatabase will never add a digital channel to a video source since, generally, 
digital channels require more information than is provided by listings 
sources (requiring an actual scan) or digital channels may be restricted (not part of the cable package for which you're paying).

> However, users of analog capture who are receiving digital channels as tuned by a converter box will actually /want/ to add channels with 

> Don't do that.

> mythfilldatabase --help
> ...
> --do-not-filter-new-channels
>   Normally MythTV tries to avoid adding ATSC channels
>    to NTSC 
channel lineups. This option restores the
>    behaviour of adding 
every channel in the downloaded
>    channel lineup to MythTV's lineup, in case MythTV's
>    smarts fail you.
> ...

> Guess which 
option you need to provide?

> As mentioned by Rick, you need to have a proper frequency ID--which you will have if you use 
mythfilldatabase to populate your channels.

> I /highly/ recommend 
using the video sources portion of http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 to clean up what you have now, then re-create the video source, 
re-connect inputs, and use mythfilldatabase from the command line with 
the above argument to populate your channel list, then go back into 
mythtv-setup's Connect Inputs screen and set an initial channel.

Thanks - between that option on mythfilldatabase and Rick's suggestion to use the frequency field, it seems to be working.  We'll see this weekend, as I have a couple of shows scheduled on different channels!  I think my best option in the near future is just to go purchase a PCI-based ATSC tuner card.  It'll make like a lot easier for Myth to be able to just scan the channels!

Thanks for all the hints!


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