DataDirect replacement service adding channels

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DataDirect replacement service adding channels

Post by djg » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:28 am

I know we've had this problem before with the old service, but I haven't seen it for years.

I have DirecTV and am using MythTV. It's the time of year for new seasonal sports subscriptions, which often are "new" channels since they weren't active the rest of the year. I don't subscribe to them.

The new server added "NBA League Pass 750" on the 24th; I removed it on my end and checked that 750 wasn't even that channel, much less subscribed, on the Schedules Direct website. I got listings again from the new server on the 25th, and it did not re-add it. Then today (26th) the new server again added it, and threw in a bunch of "NHL Center Ice 7xx". I have again removed them from Myth and checked the website, which hasn't changed for 750 and has the 7xx listed as Center Ice unsubscribed.

I believe in the past these channels popped up and had to be deselected on the website each year, but that does not seem to be the case this time. I think I've seen cautions about refetching lineups in this transition period. Should I just let the channels stay until things settle down?


The list of added channels:

Connecting to webservices.schedulesdirect.tmsdatadirect.com|54.85.117.227|:80... connected.
2014-10-24 15:12:55.154 DataDirect: Adding channel 750 'NBA League Pass 750' (NBAD750).

Connecting to webservices.schedulesdirect.tmsdatadirect.com|54.85.117.227|:80... connected.
2014-10-26 11:35:01.576 DataDirect: Adding channel 779 'NHL Center Ice 779' (NHLD779).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.595 DataDirect: Adding channel 775 'NHL Center Ice 775' (NHLD775).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.617 DataDirect: Adding channel 770 'NHL Center Ice 770' (NHLD770).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.628 DataDirect: Adding channel 772 'NHL Center Ice 772' (NHLD772).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.638 DataDirect: Adding channel 778 'NHL Center Ice 778' (NHLD778).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.649 DataDirect: Adding channel 777 'NHL Center Ice 777' (NHLD777).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.658 DataDirect: Adding channel 783 'NHL Center Ice 783' (NHLD783).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.668 DataDirect: Adding channel 784 'NHL Center Ice 784' (NHLD784).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.678 DataDirect: Adding channel 771 'NHL Center Ice 771' (NHLD771).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.843 DataDirect: Adding channel 780 'NHL Center Ice 780' (NHLD780).
2014-10-26 11:35:01.946 DataDirect: Adding channel 782 'NHL Center Ice 782' (NHLD782).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.060 DataDirect: Adding channel 773 'NHL Center Ice 773' (NHLD773).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.153 DataDirect: Adding channel 781 'NHL Center Ice 781' (NHLD781).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.264 DataDirect: Adding channel 776 'NHL Center Ice 776' (NHLD776).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.369 DataDirect: Adding channel 774 'NHL Center Ice 774' (NHLD774).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.476 DataDirect: Adding channel 769 'NHL Center Ice 769' (NHLD769).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.563 DataDirect: Adding channel 750 'NBA League Pass 750' (NBAD750).
2014-10-26 11:35:02.574 DataDirect: Adding channel 785 'NHL Center Ice 785' (NHLD785).

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Re: DataDirect replacement service adding channels

Post by rmeden » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:34 pm

Yea, please wait until after Nov 1. Currently the SD website uses TMS-DD for display but updates both TMS-DD and SD-DD.

I don't know how TMS-DD works, but SD-DD only stores "excluded" stations. So if a new station shows up, it is in the data automatically (it's not on the exclude list). Post Nov 1, If you exclude one of thoee stations, it should stay excluded the next year unless you re-save your station list when it's not displayed, or if Gracenote changes the station_id.

Robert

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