[mythtv-users] New frequency for NY NBC OTA channel 4

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 15:45:52 UTC 2018

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 7:12 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 04/03/2018 06:38 PM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 4:42 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> One quick question on this one: As noted above the scan created a new
>> channel for 4.1 with the new frequency, and I used the channel editor
>> to delete the old one.
>> Had I edited the callsign on the new channel, would the recording
>> rules on the recorded table have worked despite the fact that they had
>> a chanid for the old channel that I had deleted in the channel editor?
>> I'd assume so based on the fact that the actual rule is for any
>> channel...just with a filter for "this channel" based on the callsign.
> Exactly.  The filter uses a station ID which is a copy of the channel's call
> sign at the time of rule creation.  It does not use the channel ID nor any
> of the data in the channel referenced by the channel ID so that your
> channels can change without affecting how your rules work (which, by the
> way, is different from saying "without affecting whether your rules work").
> As for the next scan picking up the right call sign, that might be the case,
> but make sure you check.  At least around here, they seem to change what
> they transmit all the time--even though the call sign/network name doesn't
> change--whether it's putting in garbage characters or modifiers (like "-DT"
> or "-HD" or "-D1" or ...) or changing modifiers (from "-DT" to " DT" or
> "DT") or trying to make more clear/related or symmetric the naming of the
> various subchannels on the mux.
> Mike

Thanks! Yea, I think you're correct about the callsigns. As a matter
of fact I believe that at one point in the past channel 4 may have
used WNBC before it got changed to WNBC-DT, and now back again.

Another one occurred to me: Am I to assume that the same thing is true
for the way that the oldrecorded table is used to determine shows that
have been been previously recorded? That is, that the chanid doesn't


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