[mythtv-users] Repack - Rescan question

Klaas de Waal klaas.de.waal at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 17:46:35 UTC 2020

On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 at 06:34, Mark Wedel <mwedel at sonic.net> wrote:

> <snip>
>   Having the same issue, living in bay area with these rescans.  The main
> problems I have (which maybe could be improved) are following:
> - When doing a full scan, mythtv does a simple rename of conflicting
> channels to 1, 2, 3, ..  It would be better if they got renamed as 7_1A,
> 7_2A, etc

The advantage would be that the duplicate channels will be next to each
other in the channel editor and in the program guide, making it easier to
spot duplicates.

> - Some stations (2, 7) transmit on different frequencies from multiple
> locations, and while I can tune both of those, one is much better than the
> other in terms of signal strength, but in the channel editor, that
> information lost.  So I have to go into mythtv, go through the stations,
> check which of the 2 I have the better signal, and delete the weaker one
> (in good weather, I might be able to tune to either just fine, but when
> weather gets marginal, or wind is blowing antenna, I can get dropouts on
> the weaker one.
>  The problem is noted. For the time being the approach of Alan, scanning
only a limited range of frequencies instead of the full range, sounds like
a good idea.

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