[mythtv-users] LiveTV attempts to tune unavailable channel when entering LiveTV

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue May 2 15:02:31 UTC 2017

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:50 PM, Stephen Worthington
<stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:16:49 -0700, you wrote:
>>On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Peter Bennett <pgbennett at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> On 04/19/2017 02:47 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>>> Stephen: I noticed the database change after sending the email and
>>>> poking around some more. I like the idea of going to the Guide and
>>>> using M > Watch!
>>>> Peter: Yes, both tuners have separate lineups that only contain
>>>> channels they are able to tune, but the backend still tries to get the
>>>> HDHR to tune a channel in the HDPVR lineup that is not in the HDHR
>>>> lineup.
>>>> and I'll cross my fingers this gets resolved!
>>> I see there is no ticket that I can find for this issue, so you may want to
>>> create one.
>>> https://code.mythtv.org/trac/wiki/TicketHowTo
>>> There is an enhancement in the next version (29) to add "Watch this channel"
>>> to the menu from pressing enter or Select in the guide, so it will make that
>>> a bit easier. I always use the guide to invoke LiveTV anyway, because using
>>> the "Live TV" from the main menu starts you up in the last used channel,
>>> which is often not the one wanted.
>>> Peter
>>I'll add a ticket. Thanks!
>>It does appear that on 0.28.1 the "Watch this channel" has been implemented.
> It has actually been around for many versions, but hidden away on a
> menu only.  So lots of people have never discovered it.  The change in
> Master is going to make it more accessible.

ah, gotcha, and hopefully a check to make sure it is starting live tv
on a channel that tuner can tune will be implemented too.


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