[mythtv-users] Turning off visibility does not disable a channel.

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Mon Feb 8 16:02:40 UTC 2021

On 2/7/21 3:31 PM, Douglas Peale wrote:
> I have three antennas aimed in three different directions. I was turning off visibility of the channels coming off axis (behind)
> the individual sources.
> I found today that even though one channel  was invisible on an input, MythTV was choosing to select that channel for live TV.
> Now, I can override the source in MythTV, but that switches to the default channel on that source. When I try to select the
> channel in question, it switches back to the wrong source.
> I was only able to disable the wrong source, and select the channel on the correct source by deleting the channel on the wrong
> source. This won't work in the long run, because it will just be re-enabled when I scan channels again.
> I will have to manually lower the priority of the wrong source channels, but I can't to that with mythweb, so I will have to
> suffer the horrible channel editor in mythTV backend setup.
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I have observed the same issue (mythtv 0.28).  The channel's visibility 
apparently does not affect live TV, only scheduled recordings.  Note 
that scheduled recordings will choose a tuner (input) that has the 
desired channel visible (enabled), but live TV does not appear to 
automatically choose (change) tuners.  You must manually change tuners 
in live TV (Y key I think).


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