[mythtv-users] Trouble Adding Channel

DryHeat122 dryheat122 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 18:14:17 UTC 2022


On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 3:33 PM R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:

> On 2022-02-03 2:55 a.m., David Watkins wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 3 Feb 2022 at 04:00, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org
> > <mailto:newbury at mandamus.org>> wrote:
> >
> >     On 2022-02-02 6:26 p.m., DryHeat122 wrote:
> >
> >      > There are no channel entries like the ones you describe so I'm
> >     reluctant
> >      > to experiment by adding one unless someone says it's definitely
> the
> >      > thing to do. I'm guessing the record in question is in
> >      > SchedulesDirect-hdpvr.DB
> >
> >     It looks like you have not properly configured the setup. The wiki
> page
> >     here: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/XMLTV
> >     has a quite complete breakdown of the necessary steps. Personally, I
> am
> >     running an older version of mythtv which does not have all of the
> steps
> >     available from within mythtv Video Setup. So I use the command line
> >     method.
> >
> >     tv_grab_zz_sdjson --configure --config-file
> >     /home/mythtv/.mythtv/hdpvr.xmltv
> >
> >     One of the steps involved in the configure process, is to go through
> >     and
> >     select the channels you want, or don't want. This is tedious. The
> quick
> >     route is generally to set all channels to 'yes', and then edit the
> >     hdpvr.xmltv file, setting '=' for those you want and '!' for those
> you
> >     do not.
> >
> >     Geoff
> >
> > When configuring xmltv by hand for the Schedules Direct grabber you get
> > the option to select a Lineup or a group of channels.
> >
> > I've never selected a Lineup, but I assume it's a preset group of
> > channels based on your specified location.
> >
> > If that works then it's much easier than individually selected channels
> > by hand which, as Geoff says, is very tedious.
> >
> > Sounds like maybe that Lineup isn't working for you though.
>
> You HAVE TO slect a lineup FIRST. That is how SD knows what channels you
> can conceivably receive with a really good antenna. (The change to ATSC
> resulted in a major change in the number of channels which anyone
> possibly *could* get.)
>
> You have to select lineups in accordance with the tuner type and
> reception capabilities. I have 3 lineups: one actually designated as a
> Youngstown NY zipcode, for US and some Canadian OTS (ATSC) channels,
> another using a Toronto downtown postal code, for Toronto OTS channels,
> and another using Mississauga for Rogers Cable. I need 2 OTS channels
> because the line-of-sight to the respective transmitters is 89 degrees
> apart. So 2 antennas, and 2 (HDHR) tuners.
>
> Each lineup has a bunch of channels which I might possibly get with a
> bigger antenna, so those are marked 'off'. Did it once, some years ago!
>
> Not difficult, just tedious.
> Geoff
>
> I remembered I had set up xmltv with the database option. According to the
wiki, I could edit the DB using sqlite3 to set the enabled value to 1. I
did this, and I'm still getting no listings. I'm going to give up. All my
other channels are working fine and I can schedule the show I was trying to
record on TBS manually. Thanks all for the advice.
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