[mythtv-users] SD Channel Picked Over HD

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Wed Oct 12 17:12:08 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 10:04 AM, David Engel wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 09:21:00AM -0700, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> On 10/12/2011 9:18 AM, David Engel wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 04:54:05PM +0100, Tim Draper wrote:
>>>> On 12 October 2011 16:47, Kirk Bocek<t004 at kbocek.com>   wrote:
>>>>> That's what I ended up doing. A custom record is a good idea: very
>>>>> specific, no way to get confused. I always forget about that.
>>>>> How is the SD/HD data identified? I see the HD data in the listing
>>>>> information is rather hit or miss? Some HD shows are flagged, others not.
>>>> afaik, HD shows are flagged by the listings source. if mythtv sees the 'also
>>>> in HD' tag, and you have HD as +1 priority over the SD recording, then it
>>>> will record in HD.
>>> Specifically, HD is denoted by "program.hdtv>   0" and SD by
>>> "program.hdtv<= 0".  As always, the scheduling capability is only as
>>> good as your guide data.
>>> David
>> And Schedules Direct's upstream source is pretty messy. I wish they'd
>> upload football (American) scheduling info more than one day in advance.
> They do.  It's just that the default MythTV behavior is to initially
> download the guide data for a given day two weeks in advance and then
> update the day before.  You're free to make MythTV update the guide
> data for a given day more often.
> David


I run mythfilldatabase once a day. Updating is not an issue. What I am 
referring to is the local games scheduling. There are one or two slots 
for games that they don't fill with actual game info until the day 
before. It's not a Myth issue. It's the network deciding what non-local 
games will get the best play in a particular market. I think they decide 
that at the last moment. Probably by watching Sports Center.

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