[mythtv-users] Anyone with a MythTV and Free-to-air satellite setup in the United States?

Robert Kulagowski rkulagow at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 21:33:10 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Robert Kulagowski <rkulagow at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 1:38 AM, Another Sillyname
> <anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> When you did your scan the BBC HD channel would be set a chanid of
>> 6940 as that's the number that would get assigned by the satellite
>> source, have a look here.
>> http://www.lyngsat.com/Eutelsat-28A-and-Astra-1N-2A-2B.html
>> Go down to BBC HD channel on 10847 V on transponder 50 read across to
>> BBC HD UK and you'll see in the SID (service identifier) column the
>> value of 6940.
> OK, I think that helps. The list that I was looking at didn't include
> service identifier. A SID is going to be unique on a per-satellite
> basis, or is it truly unique in that satellite providers coordinate to
> ensure that there is no SID collision?

OK, so doing some more reading makes me think that once MythTV has scanned
a satellite, it will fill in the dtv_multiplex and channel tables, and that
the combination of parameters will result in a unique value.

If someone who has a scan for North America can contact me I'd appreciate
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