[mythtv-users] Proper way to add new channels in scan

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Aug 3 21:13:19 UTC 2012

On 08/02/2012 10:14 AM, Ian Evans wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM, R. G. Newbury<newbury at mandamus.org>  wrote:
>>> We just had an OTA channel in Toronto move to a new frequency and
>>> there'll be a couple more additions in the coming months.
>> I missed this. What moved (from where to where)? and what is supposed to
>> move soon???
> CJMT (Omni 2) just moved to RF40 (and moved from First Cdn Place) to
> the CN Tower. In the next few months CTV2 (CKVR) should be getting a
> UHF repeater in Hamilton that will be better rec'd by the GTA, and
> finally CHCH 11 should be moved from VHF to UHF by the spring in order
> for their signal to better hit Toronto.

Thanks for the info. I will do some exploring over the weekend.

> Bringing this back to Myth...any idea how to add the new channels
> without affecting the old?

Off the top of my head, the easiest way may well be to check and change 
your lineup at SchedulesDirect checking to see if the rf channel has 
been changed.

Then update through mythtv-setup, using 'download lineups' NOT scanning.

And see if the channels show up in the Channel Editor.

Otherwise you may have to do a scan.

If you are comfortable with delving into mysql, you could do a mysql 
backup AND a channel table backup, then scan, and dump the channel 
table. And compare.  Not too speedy a route...


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