[mythtv-users] EIT Active scan

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 23:03:03 UTC 2019

I found the EIT data much inferior to my schedules direct data. The EIT
data overwrote the SD data so I turned it off.

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 3:59 PM Klaas de Waal <klaas.de.waal at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 at 00:02, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > When setting up a HDHR tuner in a OTA EPG/EIT system what is the
> recommended setting for the Activate Active EIT Scan?  When testing a HDHR
> Quatro on the main network I’ve left it unchecked so the tuners can be
> shared.  In this configuration when and how are the EIT scans for EPG data
> run?
> >
> > What I’ve discovered is even after 5 minutes there is nothing in the
> Guide, but if I select a channel and watch it then most of the time the
> guide populates.
> >
> > Can someone explain this to me?
> >
> If you watch or record a channel then you do not only receive the
> channel but also the EIT information when that is present. Only if you
> check the box for Active EIT then the tuner is used to receive EIT
> also when the tuner is not in use for recording or watching live TV. I
> recommend to configure the first tuner of your HDHR for Active EIT and
> the other three tuners not. The other three tuners are then available
> for other use if MythTV is not using them.
> Cheers,
> Klaas.
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