Two channels, one channel number

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Two channels, one channel number

Postby danielk » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:23 am

I just wanted to send a warning out there for this. DirectTV has begun mapping their HD channels to the same channel as a related SD channel. For example AETV and AETVHD will both be mapped to channel 265. Which one you get when changing to that channel depends on which STB you have. It may take a couple days before this rolls out for our DirectTV lineups, right now you will see either AETV or AETVHD in the Schedules Direct DirectTV lineups. Your application may need to have some smarts added to detect which one to add to a user's lineup, but for now users can select one or the other when the two channels on one channel number rolls out, if your application can't handle two channels on the same channel number.
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Re: Two channels, one channel number

Postby TVScheduler » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:06 pm

The problem appears to be a missing 'channelMinor'.

This is the SD channel 244...
<station id="11097">
<callSign>SCIFI</callSign>
<name>Sci-Fi Channel</name>
<affiliate>Satellite</affiliate>
</station>
<map station="11097" channel="244" from="2000-06-26"/>

This is the HD channel 244....
<station id="58623">
<callSign>SCIFIHD</callSign>
<name>Sci-Fi Channel HD</name>
<affiliate>Satellite</affiliate>
</station>
<map station="58623" channel="244" from="2007-10-08"/>

This is the how it should look.....

<station id="11097">
<callSign>SCIFI</callSign>
<name>Sci-Fi Channel</name>
<affiliate>Satellite</affiliate>
</station>
<map station="11097" channel="244" channelMinor="1"/>

<station id="58623">
<callSign>SCIFIHD</callSign>
<name>Sci-Fi Channel HD</name>
<affiliate>Satellite</affiliate>
</station>
<map station="58623" channel="244" channelMinor="2"/>


I have an ATSC tuner that works like my DirecTV HD tuner, where you first have to change to the default 'channelMinor' then navagate the minor channels using 'channel up' and 'channel down'.


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