A twisty maze of channels all different (1 Viewer)


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April 10, 2009
TV-Server Version: 1.0
MediaPortal Version: 1.0
MediaPortal Skin:
Windows Version: xp pro - uptodate
CPU Type: dell gc270
HDD: 140gb
Memory: 1G
Video Card: ATI 5600
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card:
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: HDHR
1. TV Card Type: Networked
1. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec:
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec:
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Charter Cable.
HTPC Case:
Power Supply:
Remote: ATI Remote WOnder II
TV - HTPC Connection:

I just installed MP (again) with the Schedules Direct plugin, and I am using HDHomerun as a tuner.

Can someone please tell me if this is normal. I must be missing something.

I scanned the digital channels (first in the HDHR setup, then TVserver) What I get is a list of 150+ “Unknown Channel 151262-30”. The type is listed as ASTC although it is really tuning QAM. Channels are listed as “18 0:0” - whatever the channel number it’s always followed by 0:0.

None are marked encrypted. If I click the “unmark encrypted” button, nothing happens, but when I go to preview most of these channels, I am told “Preview failed-ChannelIsScrambled”

Am I really supposed to try to watch each of these channels and manually remove the scrambled ones? Am I supposed to guess at the channel call signs or channel numbers? I have no idea where to start.

Supposedly there is some correlation between: :mad:
  • Channel Number
    Virtual channel number
    Major/Minor Channel number
    Channel ID (Schedules direct site)
    Channel Name (HDHR site)
    Guide Name (HDHR Setup)

How does anyone ever manage to map any of these channels properly in less than a week (only to be redone when charter cable decides to mix up the channels again)

In case it’s not completely obvious, I’m very frustrated. :mad:

I am looknig for someone with a clue, because obviously I am lacking one, even after reading the manuals, WIKIs, forums, etc.


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