[mythtv-users] [OT] Listing of channels from Dishnetwork to use for schedulesdirect

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Fri Sep 9 12:00:42 UTC 2011

On 9/8/2011 11:39 PM, mythtv at blandford.net wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there any easy way to get a listing of all the dish network channels
> I should receive to use as input for schedulesdirect?
> For example, if I have the America's top 200 + HD + HBO, I can't seem to
> find any place to list that I have channels 79-200 + 450-800 + 3700 for
> example.  From what I see I have to go into each package and correlate
> that to the channel and then to schedulesdirect.
> Is there any easier way?
> Michael

You're gonna need to get that from Dish. They sent me (or maybe the 
installer left) a card with all the channels for each package. I used 
that card on the Schedules Direct page. I first deselected everything 
and then using the card selected only the channels I wanted in Myth. I 
skipped all the shopping channels and some of of the other channels I am 
not interested in.

If you don't have that channel card then go to 
http://www.dishnetwork.com/packages/eco_detail.aspx?pack=at200 and set 
it up to show a list, sort by name and put in you zip code. Now you have 
a list.

You probably want to avoid selecting all channels on SD like I did. If 
you do and mythfilldatabase runs it will populate your listings with all 
of the pay-per-view(?) porn titles. I struggled for a few days to get 
them out. All while my wife was screaming at me not to let the kids see 
that. Even though we didn't get those channels. That was a very rocky 
and memorable time.


  Jim Morton

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