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

Les Noland lnoland at xnet.com
Wed Oct 26 15:10:34 UTC 2011

Since you have already identified the channels through the HDHR utility, you can minimize collateral damage by restricting your scan to only those multiplexes. 

- Les

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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Adding A Few Channels to HDHR Line-up 
From: John Welch <jrw3319 at gmail.com> 
To: Discussion about MythTV <mythtv-users at mythtv.org> 

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.


*** 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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