[mythtv-users] 0-24-fixes EIT no data

Andy Colson jacodeguy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 01:23:14 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 04/07/2011 08:40 PM, Andy Colson wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 04/06/2011 10:03 PM, Andy Colson wrote:
>>>> Hi all.  My cable provider dropped their analog channels and went digital.
>>>> This is over cable (not dish).  I figured this would be a good time to
>>>> upgrade to 0.24.
>>>> I have an HVR-1250.  Myth see's it, and I ran the scan for channels
>>>> thing in mythtv-setup, and it found lots of channels.  I can go to
>>>> live tv and they come in fine.
>>>> There are three channels, 11_1, 11_2 and 11_3 that kinda seem to get
>>>> EIT data.  Nothing else does.
>>> ...
>>>> I'd be greatefull if someone who understood all these
>>>> terms/acronyms/junk could point me in the right direction.
>>> Trying not to start any wars, nor be accused of telling you that you
>>> have to use Schedules Direct, nor offend anyone's sensibilities in any
>>> other way, I'll simply say that your cable company likely doesn't want
>>> you to be able to get good listings data off their lines--they rent STBs
>>> to allow you to see listings.  Your description of what you see sounds
>>> like exactly what I'd expect you to see with a properly working MythTV
>>> system using cable TV in the US.
>> Hum...  SchedulesDirect has a broadcast selection that is very close
>> to the new digital.  Except the channels are different, and fewer off
>> them.  Would there be a way I could hookup schedulesDirect but kinda
>> alias the channels to something else?
>> SchedulesDirect thinks 75 = TCM and 70 = SYFY But I have them as 51_15
>> = TCM and 54_21 = SYFY.
> Yeah.
> Assuming you're using firewire or analog tuning (with an STB and
> external channel change script), you just need to edit the frequency ID
> for the channel so that it issues the appropriate channel change command.
> If you have a digital tuner for MythTV and are using clear QAM capture,
> you have to scan for channels, /then/ map schedules direct data to the
> found-in-scan channels, anyway, so you just map it properly in the first
> place (i.e. put the xmltvid for TCM in the channel that is TCM, etc.).
> If Schedules Direct is missing any channels (usually local-interest
> channels that don't report their listings to TMS), you can enable EIT on
> those channels (as long as you don't enable it on any channel for which
> you use Schedules Direct data), but, as I mentioned before, I'd be very
> surprised if your cable co is actually sending any usable EIT data.
> Mike

I was finally able to get back to this project.... and it works!  I
pointed my HVR-1250 at a Schedules Direct entry, setup a handfull of
the xmlid'd, ran mythfilldatabase, and wamo, I have guide data again.

Thanks Mike for the help.  The WAF had started to drop just a little
bit... but now its back up to 100%.  Whew!


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