[mythtv-users] OTA program guide garbled

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 20:40:12 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Ross Boylan
<RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-03-18 at 21:39 +0100, Karl Dietz wrote:
>> On 17.03.2012 03:22, Ross Boylan wrote:
>> >
>> > The guide routinely gets garbled, most commonly with the description of
>> > one show ending up under a different one. Sometimes the titles are off
>> > too.
>> I was browsing open bugs today and noticed a potential fix for
>> "description ends up on wrong EIT event".
>> See http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10067
>> Regards,
>> Karl
>> PS: I haven't seen the issue for quite some time myself.
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> Thanks for the tip.  I've since discovered that my signal was really
> poor yesterday--some loose cables.  Most shows I tried to record were
> cut off.  So I guess if the transmission was sufficiently bad the usual
> markers between programs in the EIT (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/EIT for
> those like me who don't know what it is) could be lost.  I wasn't able
> to find any clear pattern in the scrambling, but the listing provided
> did seem to be from other shows on the same network.  For example, the
> description for the NCAA tournament was probably for the Craig Cilbourn
> show late that evening.
> BTW, what's the relation between the over the air program information
> and mythfilldatabase?  Does the latter trigger on OTA update, or is it
> strictly for other data sources (which I'm currently not using)?
> On system status / listing status I always see
> WARNING: is mythfilldatabase running?
> I'm not sure what's up with that, since the time of the last
> mythfilldatabase does advance as time progresses, and I'm not running it
> manually.

I am no expert but I believe EIT runs separately from
mythfilldatabase, and is more or less constantly being updated.

Most people seem to think schedules direct is far more reliable and
accurate than EIT. You really should consider it.

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