[mythtv-users] Can't seem to delete channels

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 03:25:06 UTC 2021

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:02 PM <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:

> I'm hoping I don't have to manually use the channel editor to delete
> channels one by one;

There are 3rd party utilities to do this (on the wiki) that
use the official API to set channel visibility which would
be the recommended solution (or write your own program
to do the equivalent, the API is available to all).

> P.P.S.  Second issue:  many of my HD channels appear twice in my channel
> map, in two different ranges (like 800's vs 1500's or whatever), and
> this seems to have been true for quite a while, so it's not some
> short-term shuffle going on.

Comcast has introduced the (preferred) MCLU channel
numbers, which are basically >1000 assigned by local
OTA numbering, and organized by groups.  For those
that cannot learn anything new, they continue to map
the old numbers (grandma can't forget typing in 2, or
maybe 802 (for the HD variant) for her CBS affiliate,
but MythTV users are presumably capable of more
and can start using the new numbering).

Just mark all channels < 1000 invisible and live a
better life.

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