[mythtv-users] UK Freeview - Over a hundred conflicting channels

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Wed Sep 26 10:08:15 UTC 2012

On 26/09/12 10:12, Dave Sexton wrote:
> Hi List,
> I hope someone can help.
> My region has just gone through the so-called 'Sigital Switchover', where they
> have turned off the old analogue channels, turned up the power a bit on the
> digital channels and added HD channels.
> Before this process started, my myth boxes were able to happily scan for and
> find the fifty or so available channels without any problems. Now after a san,
> it says it is able to find 34 non-conflicting channels and 139 (!) conflicting
> channels. It will not insert any of them automatically and will only suggest
> incorrect channels numbers for them. When I attempt to go through them
> manually I notice that many channels are duplicated.
> I have three separate Myth backends, so I would really like to not have to do
> this manually (using mythtv-setup across a VPN is painful). No normal TV is
> having a problem re-tuning, so it is logically a problem with Myth.
> I have even tried re-creating the 'Video Source' to try and rule out conflicts
> with old data. This did not help any.
> I have also found this bug ticket : http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10054
> I details what looks to be a similar problem but was fixed on 0.24fixes. I am
> running 0.25.2. Is it possible that there has been a regression in this area?
> The suggest option on the conflict dialog for 'BBC One' suggests channel number
> 4169. For those outside of blighty, BBC One shold be on channel 1. All other
> conflicting channels have equally incorrect suggestions.
> Attached should be the output from mythtv-setup.
> Is there anything I can do to not have to spend hours manually going through
> all of the channels every time I ned to re-tune?
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave

Hi:  Maybe something here, or in Ticket #10217, will help.  It's not all 
about HD.


John P

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