[mythtv-users] SD Channel Picked Over HD

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Oct 12 17:33:44 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:18:28AM -0700, Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Kirk Bocek <t004 at kbocek.com> wrote:
> > 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.

That's highly unusual.  What is shown for this Sunday's games on
http://tvlistings.com/?  That's the same guide data that MythTV uses.
In my case, the specific games are always available at least 4 or 5
days ahead of time.

> David is referring to the fact that mythfilldatabase, by default, only
> pulls the data for tomorrow, and for 14 days from now.  Therefore a
> given day's schedule is only update when it is added, and when that
> day becomes the next day.  The scheduling data is there much more than
> a day in advance-- you can have mythfilldatabase update your listings
> for *all* 14 days at once by adding --dd-grab-all to your
> mythfilldatabase arguments in mythtv-setup (assuming your backend is
> not underpowered).


David Engel
david at istwok.net

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