[mythtv] 4 digit channel support

Chris Weiland hobbiticus at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 22:48:03 UTC 2010

Fair enough.  I don't think that a 100% reliable detection method is
possible here, but that should be close enough.  But back to the real

Is there anyone knowledgeable and willing to help me with this change
(specifically with the digit count detection)?  Or is there somewhere
in the Myth code where I can see a similar example?  I'm experienced
enough to make the changes, but I would much prefer to have some help
from someone that is familiar with the existing codebase so that I
don't step on the existing functionality/style.

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
> MythTV
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