[mythtv-users] hours to edit channels?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Mon Jul 11 15:34:23 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Douglas Peale
<Douglas_Peale at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 07/11/2011 06:15 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> This came up on another thread.  Frequency ID is not what you think it is.
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/485145#485145
>> What identifies a HDHR channel is the multiplex id and service id.
>> The current HDHR channel scanner mis-populates this field by putting a
>> number in that corresponds to the physical frequency rather than the
>> virtual frequency as this field is intended to hold.
>> Eric
> If HDHR scan is putting the wrong number there, than so is the ATI HDHomeRun scanner. They both get the same results.

What is the ATI HDHomeRun scanner?  Are you referring to the graphics
chip company acquired by AMD?

> In any case, whatever it is called, the information that MythTV uses to actually set up the tuner to the correct frequency, and
> data stream is what needs to be in the channel list to uniquely, unambiguously identify the channel one is about to edit.

That's the mplexid and serviceid.  Those two numbers are what MythTV
uses to tune the HDHR to a given program.  The freqid should be there
too, but it's not used for tuning.  The freqid is the number used by
Schedules Direct to identify a channel and also the number you would
put into a set top box to tune using the STB.


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