[mythtv-users] Adding A Few Channels to HDHR Line-up

John Welch jrw3319 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 19:01:47 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM, John Welch <jrw3319 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks Eric; that's what I thought.  So this brings me right back to my
> > original question.  Is the channel scanner in mythtv-setup the best /
> only
> > way to go?
> The channel scanner is the officially recommended/supported way to go,
> but you can do this with direct database manipulation.
> > I currently have around 50 channels in mythtv for my hdhr source.
> >  Definitely lots of SD/HD dupes and some "junk" channels; 50 is just the
> > approximate raw number.
> Generally, you want to have an entry for these in your channel table,
> but mark them as invisible.  That way, if you re-do the scan, the junk
> channels won't show up as new.
> > I'm afraid of doing a
> > scan and messing up something with the 50 or so channels that I have
> working
> > just to try to get 1 or 2 channels added.
> It's not supposed to be destructive (and generally isn't) but it's not
> perfect.
> See also:
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8983
> Eric
Thanks Eric.  I guess I need to find some time when I don't have any
recordings scheduled in the near future, make a backup, run the scan, and
hope for the best.  The situation described in the ticket you referenced is
exactly the situation I want to avoid.  I really don't want to have to redo
the xmltv (and other) settings for the channels I already have working.

I understand that direct database manipulation is another option, and I
wouldn't be totally out of my element here, but would prefer to do things
the "right" way.

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