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

John Welch jrw3319 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 19:04:43 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>wrote:

> On 10/24/2011 02:18 PM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM, John Welch 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.
> Yes, I highly recommend using the channel scanner /after/ creating a
> database backup ( http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore
> )***.  Then, when it works, you're happy, or if for some reason the end
> result doesn't work, you can restore the database backup and then be
> back to where you were before the attempt.  Then, you can ask for
> additional (specific) help in using the channel scanner here or on IRC.
> Mike
> *** You should create a database backup before *any* MythTV
> configuration change so you have options if you make a mistake.
Thanks Mike.  I guess I was in the middle of typing a reply when you posted
this.  I *definitely* plan on making a backup before doing any scans /
changes to the configuration.

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