[mythtv-users] Periodically updating channels for HDHomeRun

K Stanton stantonx at comcast.net
Sun Dec 11 16:52:59 UTC 2011

Mike, a comment you made in another post got my attention:

On 2:59 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/29/2011 10:55 AM, David Engel wrote:
>>    Even if it did work, you shouldn't muck with the
>> database directly.
> Definitely true!  You should use one of the 3+ channel editors we have 
> provided--the mythtv-setup channel editor, the MythWeb channel editor 
> (which is great for "batch" changes), or the mythfrontend channel 
> editor--to change any channel-related data.
> Mike
I've had bad results when using the channel scanner (years ago, and it 
was so painful to fix what it populated I haven't done it lately), and I 
find the editors you mention can't do what I need with the HDHR.  I have 
a HDHR dual tuner, and about every 6 months my local Comcast remaps some 
channels.  The best thing I found to do is to:

- go to my Windows machine and use the HDHR setup GUI to find the new 
"channel" and "program" for the channels of issue
- edit the channel table in the database using mysql, updating the 
mplexid and serviceid for whichever channels I need to.

Yes, that's tedious but where else can you update channels like that?  
I'm not looking for a tutorial, but am I way off base?

Motorola 6200 via firewire
HDHR via ethernet

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