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

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sat Jul 14 03:49:55 UTC 2012

On 07/13/2012 05:33 PM, Robert Kulagowski wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Robert Kulagowski <rkulagow at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
> it.

This page may be useful. It lists channel, satellite, VPID and APID for 
what looks like about 200 channels.


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