[mythtv-users] Possible to remap a channel for scheduled recordings?

Dan Christensen jdc at uwo.ca
Tue Apr 5 16:47:57 UTC 2011

"Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> writes:

> On 04/04/2011 08:15 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>> On 11-04-04 07:34 PM, Dan Christensen wrote:
>>> Rogers has done something curious: for channels available in both SD and
>>> HD, if you tune the SD channel, it automatically retunes you to the HD
>>> channel.  Unfortunately, I'm still recording using a PVR-250, and so
>>> what this often does is give me a doubly letter boxed SD recording.
>>> Luckily, they provide a new channel number which forces the SD channel,
>>> so what I'd like to do is make myth record from that channel instead.
>>> One solution is to modify my channel change script to do the remapping.
>>> Are there any other solutions internal to myth that might work better?
>> If you can configure the new channel numbers into mythtv (so that it is
>> aware of them and can tune them normally), then just mark the old ones
>> as "not visible" in mythtv-setup.

I suspect the new channels aren't in the listing data, but I might be wrong.

> If all that changed is the channel number you use to tune the channel, 
> change the frequency ID with one of the channel editors.

I had never used the channel editor, and this sounds like the perfect
solution.  Just to confirm: this won't affect the scheduling, right?
I.e. myth will still use the same listing data for these channels, even
though the number used to tune them has changed?



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