[mythtv] 4 digit channel support

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Tue Nov 16 22:15:48 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 16 Nov 2010 17:56:47 Chris Weiland wrote:
> Good question - I didn't think about that.  The only problem I see
> there is if the channel lineup does not include any channels >= 1000
> but the cable box still expects 4 digits.  For example, the user may
> not care about the channels >= 1000 (doesn't want to waste the
> time/storage grabbing listings, maybe can't tune them anyway due to
> those channels being encrypted), so he removes them from his lineup.

I don't know how SchedulesDirect operates this so maybe their behaviour is at 
odds with this, but the recommended option in MythTV is to 'hide' those 
channels and not delete them. With most input methods deleting channels 
outright causes unintended and unwanted results which is why the hide option 
exists to begin with.

If utilised this way then the max length would still be correct.

Ultimately we really don't want to be adding new configuration options when 
more intelligent solutions can be used.
Stuart Morgan

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