Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#10094 closed Bug Report - General (Unverified)

100s of false positives on channel scan

Reported by: al5121024@… Owned by: danielk
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.27
Component: MythTV - Channel Scanner Version: 0.24.1
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


I use an HD homerun. When I channel scan, it finds hundreds of false positives. Things that it thinks are channels but aren't. I could be missing a setting, but I can't find any way to get it to further test channels before adding them to the lineup in order to avoid channels with no video stream for example.

I'm not sure how to find the version number of the HDhomerun. It just says HDHR-US under model number.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by al5121024@…

Sorry, forgot to mention I am using version 0.24, but this was also a problem in earlier versions.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by dekarl@…

That can be everything and nothing, some more information would be helpful.

Which country is that? US?

Is that antenna or cable?

What are you scanning? (Which operator is that for cable, rough location for terrestrial)

What's the exact version? (Is it the latest 0.24-fixes?)

Can you attach a logfile of the scan?

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by al5121024@…

Behavior of finding false positives on channels hasn't changed since at least version 0.18. But I am using 24.1-96-ge89d6a9. US. Cable. Time Warner. Location according to schedules direct: West Los Angeles (physical location San Fernando Valley). Currently they have eviscerated QAM channels. My TV finds lots of empty ones too. How do I get a logfile of the scan?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by beirdo

Component: MythTV - GeneralMythTV - Channel Scanner
Owner: set to danielk

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by danielk

Priority: majorminor
Version: Unspecified0.24.1

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: unknown0.27

Daniel, feel free to move this to 0.28 if you're not able to look at it in the next couple of weeks

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by stuartm

Resolution: Unverified
Status: newclosed

This ticket is old with no activity for 2 years. If the original reporter can reproduce the problem with 0.27 then please open a new ticket against that version. However from the description it sounds like the broadcaster is at fault here and testing every channel for video/audio or date would make scanning both extremely slow and prone to false positives (plenty of channels go off-air for a period each day)

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