[mythtv-users] 6.6 Short Schedule

Scott Simpson simpson100 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 15:50:45 UTC 2021

Is it OK to leave EIT data enabled and Schedules Direct? I have both 
enabled and haven't had problems. Won't the EIT data just add 
to/overwrite the information from Schedules Direct? It seems the EIT 
data would be more current.

On 4/13/21 8:23 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/13/2021 09:48 AM, Barry Martin wrote:
>> Hi Folks!
>> The schedule for a new OTA station locally (U.S.) is only displaying 
>> a schedule of about a day’s worth. Robert at SchedulesDirect verified 
>> they are putting out the full thirteen days. It would therefore 
>> appear I have the EIT option turned on but AFAIK I do not: tuner is 
>> the Hauppauge 1609, all tuners appear. The Backend’s OS is Ubuntu 
>> 18.04, MythTV is version 30. All the other stations display a full 
>> schedule.
>> To check on the ‘maybe EIT’ I just went to SchedulesDirect to 
>> temporarily turn off receiving the data for this specific station. 
>> (I’m thinking EIT isn’t the way data is sneaking in as there is a 
>> another station at 8.5 for which SchedulesDirect has no information 
>> yet [in progress] and I’m not getting schedule data [Guide lists the 
>> station at 8.5 but always ‘Unknown’ as opposed to 6.6 will display 
>> about 12 or so hours of listings then ‘Unknown’.)
>> I have no idea what log to look at, or where; there are no error 
>> messages on the ‘Listing Status’ screen. Looking at ‘View Logs’ via 
>> the webpage ( I see a blank page – either no logs to 
>> view or something configured wrong.
>> The only thing I did differently from the other stations was scan on 
>> the fourth tuner only. (Hauppauge 1609 has four tuners.)
> You can disable EIT on the video source (which will disable it on all 
> channels in the video source, regardless of whether they're marked as 
> enabled), on the channels individually, or on the capture cards.  
> Since you're using Schedules Direct as the listings provider for this 
> video source, you should disable it for the entire video source.
> Note, too, that your lack of data probably indicates that you have a 
> problem with the listings configuration associating the channel with 
> the guide data since EIT will only overwrite or add data--not remove 
> future data.  Therefore, your good Schedules Direct data never makes 
> it in for that channel.  This also means that you could well have EIT 
> enabled on the other channels on the video source and it may be 
> stomping all over the good Schedules Direct data.  So disabling EIT on 
> the video source would actually solve this issue as well.
> Mike
> Mike
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