[mythtv-users] !#*%& Cox Channel Number Changes

networks1 at cox.net networks1 at cox.net
Fri Aug 5 13:24:57 UTC 2011

>> For unexplained reasons, perhaps to torture MythTV users, Cox in 
>> Phoenix
>> has just changed all their HD channel numbers from 7XX to 10XX. I 
>> went
>> into schedules direct and diabled the 7XX channels, enabled the 10XX
>> channels, and saved the changes. On running mythfilldatabase, it 
>> seems
>> not to find much new. So I go to setup. Channel editor shows only a
>> few of the 10XX channels, maybe 4 out of 30. I cannot select the 
>> "scan
>> channels" button under global options. Going to input connections for
>> Cox, "scan for channels" is dimmed, and "fetch channels from listing
>> source" doesn't do anything. Going to video sources and clicking
>> "retrieve lineups" results in a slight delay (i.e. seems to run) but
>> doesn't have any effect on the channels or listings.
>> Anyone know how I can get MythTV to recognize the new HD channels and
>> throw out the old ones? I need to get this working so I can then 
>> spend
>> an hour or two re-entering all the programs I want to record. >:-(
>> Steve
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> Dont quote me but i believe mythfilldatabase --do-channel-updates is 
> what
> you are looking for.
> Mitchell

Are you sure you don't want to be quoted?  Because you're a genius. 
That did it, thanks!


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