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04-25-2003, 12:43 PM
Just recently purchased SageTV to use with my Creative DVCR...At this point, I do not plan to use the SageTV service.
I can view the available channels coming from the cable line into the DVCR...All of the channels are listed as RF Tuner - Cable.
How can I rename the various channels to reflect the cable stations that I am currently receiving in SageTV?
04-27-2003, 02:57 PM
There is no renaming option for channels in SageTV. You will have to subscribe to the SageTV Service to get the appropriate names for your provider in LITH.
08-17-2004, 09:53 AM
i have the same "problem". i just downloaded the trial version of sage tv.
but since i life in switzerland it is not very useful if i subcribe to a service that works only for the US. i dont want to learn the channel numbers for programming! is there realy NO way to change it manualy? will it be possible in a future release?
08-17-2004, 10:05 AM
What you need to do is look at the XMLTV plugin, it will download program listings for all over the world. It will populate your EPG with programming info and name the channels for you.
08-18-2004, 04:11 PM
If you run XMLTV to get a set of listing just once, the channel names will stay in Sage even when the EPG is out of date.
08-19-2004, 01:41 AM
thanks for your input. i configured xmltv and it works fine; at least for these channels whitch are covered by tvtoday. but there are some channels which they not have. how can i add some "local" channel, sure, without data, only the channel number and description. i tried to modify the tv_grab_de_tvtoday.conf but i get an error that says this channel is not longer covered by tvtoday an i cannot see any "empty" channels.
thanks for any idea, doedel
08-19-2004, 02:03 AM
just add them manually in the generated XML file... Sage will pick them up at the next EPG update...
You could also try seeing whether these channels can be obtained by tv_grab_fr or the new tv_grab_it (which is in the alpha release -- see the xmltv mailing list), and then combine the generated xml files with tv_cat for sage:
xmltv tv_grab_de_tvtoday > de.xml
xmltv tv_grab_fr > fr.xml
xmltv tv_cat fr.xml de.xml > epgdata.xml
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