[linux-dvb] me-tv doesn't accept its own channel file

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Mon Sep 22 04:19:07 CEST 2008

Jonathan Coles wrote:
> me-tv scans ATSC channels on my HVR-950Q and creates a channels.conf 
> file. The file has channel entries, even though the Channel Scan window 
> reports nothing but "Failed to tune" messages. But me-tv cannot use its 
> own file. It complains, "There's an invalid channel record in the 
> channels.conf file." Oh, come on! Was this application tested even once?
> My file contains the following:
> CKXTDT:509028615:8VSB:65:67:2
> CKXT:509028615:8VSB:81:83:3
> HDTV RADIO-CANADA OTTAWA:521028615:8VSB:49:52:11
> HDTV CBC OTTAWA:539028615:8VSB:49:52:10
> (I live in Canada. Our TV stations have until 2011 to go digital and 
> they are moving slowly.)
> A possible problem is the strange 2-byte character following "CKXTDT" in 
> the first line, hex 0810. Removing this line did not make the file 
> acceptable to me-tv.
> Does anyone have experience with this glitch?

Looks like you have a weird control char on the first line.

Try removing this.

Also use 'azap -r CKTX' to see if you get lock.

- Steve

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