[Configuration] - Reordering channels

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    I don't know if this qualifies as a bug or is intentional, but I found it quite confusing!



    After reordering the channels to my satisfaction in TV Server config on the TV Channels - Channels tab, I was rather perplexed to find that they didn't show in that order in the EPG. Eventually I worked out that that reordering them in the All Channels tab would achieve what I wanted, but it begs the question, shouldn't reordering them in the Channels tab achieve the same thing, especially as that tab specifically states "Drag and drop is enabled to reorder channels"?

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    Sorry, you've confused me. This is MP forum. Could you explain what you meant please?
     
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    errrr forget i said that i must of been up too late without enough coffee!
     
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    Lol. No worries. It's usually too much coffee that causes me problems :D
     
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    When you view the channels in EPG you are always viewing a channel group (either the default "All channels" or one that you have created), and channels appear in the order specified in that group. The order in the "Channels" tab is irrelevant to EPG. AFAIK it is only used within SetupTv.
     
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    That makes sense now you've explained it. I'm not sure if the potential confusion's worth being able to reorder in the Channels tab, especially as that doesn't appear to be particularly useful (although maybe others find it so).
     
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    Been bitten by this myself in the past. If you delete the All Channels group then let the TV Client recreate it it will take on the channel order in the TV Server.

    Maybe this should be made clearer in Setup TV
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Hopefully in future I'll remember how it works and just reorder the channels in the All Channels tab and not waste any time doing so in the Channels tab, but if I forget maybe I'll remember this workaround in time to save me some effort :)
     
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