Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

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AnalogBill
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Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

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Just curious about the format of the lineups which my grabber is sending.
lineup=USA-OTA-46804 and lineup=USA-IN13467-X
What does the -X do? Are there other switches which might be useful?
Possibly keeping me from seeing new or changed channels?
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Re: Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

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USA-OTA-46804 is an Over The Air (Antenna) lineup.
USA-IN13467-X
IN13467 -- is a designation for a cable company (or similar)
-? -- is used to identify multiple lineups by that provider.
(blank) -- historically means analog lineup
-X -- typically means digital lineup
-R -- typically means "rebuild" lineup (during a transition)

Of course other -? letters can be used too.
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Re: Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

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Thanks. I'll try -R to see what happens :!:
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Re: Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

Post by rmeden »

based on your lineup-ids, you're using the SD-JSON service. Does the software you're using allow you to preview the lineup? Comparing that with what's on your TV will know for sure... if not, trying different ones until they work isn't a bad plan. :)

The SD-DD service does allow you to preview lineups via our web page. The lineups *should* match what SD-JSON has, so if you're in the US or Canada (supported by SD-DD), you can preview lineups on our web page.

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Re: Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

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Thanks...I'm trying to clean up my Mythtv installation. Since I ran the tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite setup, my cable company has made many changes. I don't pick up those changes.
Example: cable channels 1404-1410 are not in the SchedulesDirect.DB file, and don't appear in the MythTV Program Guide. Using HDHomeRun software I can watch these channels and they show in the program guide.
If I could get the cable lineup to load the missing channels without having to re-run the grabber configuration, I'd be happy.
Hoping that the -X switch was keeping me from getting updates, and I could turn that on and off.
Or should I just delete the SchedulesDirect.DB file and reconfigure the grabber?
Bill
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I'm not familiar with those grabbers, but do the new channels show up in the XMLTV file? If so, changes need to be on the MythTV side.

If the new channels *DO NOT* show up in the grabber output, I'd open a GitHub issue or email on the XMLTV mailing list. When I wrote tv_grab_na_dd, I added an "--auto-config add" option to automatically add new channels. Maybe the SD-JSON grabbers don't do that.

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Re: Grabber sending 2 lineups, 1 has a "-X" on the end

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Yes, Mythtv is where I need to tweak this. After running the grabber manually with the --manage-lineups switch, and selecting all of the missing channels, on the next scheduled run of "mythfilldatabase" the Program Guide contained all the expected channels and 18 days of data. SD-JSON lineups match the SD-DD lineups exactly.
Thanks for the help.
Bill
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