[linux-dvb] Update to au-Melbourne scan list

Christoph Pfister christophpfister at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:49:39 CET 2008


Am Sonntag 20 Januar 2008 schrieb Peter D.:
> On Sunday 20 January 2008, Jeff Bailes wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 	Back in November, channel Seven changed their fec_hi from 2/3 to 3/4
> > causing scans to not pick it up
> > ( http://www.dba.org.au/index.asp?sectionID=39&newsID=982&display=news ).
> > The new entry in the au-Melbourne file for channel seven should be:
> > # Seven
> > T 177500000 7MHz 3/4 NONE QAM64 8k 1/16 NONE
> >
> > I attached the complete updated file anyway.
> > 	Jeff
>
> They are a pain.
>
> Anyway, according to the web site that you quoted, all tuners that comply
> with Australian standards will cope without adjustment.  Unfortunately
> not all tuners comply with Australian standards.  :-(

I don't think it's about the tuner, but about the receivers in general. I've 
never had a look into the relevant standards (how could I?), but likely it's 
rather a soft- than a hardware issue.

> Presumably all au-tuning_files should have their channel 7 entry updated.
> Can this be done at the data base end, or do all files have to be
> re-submitted?  Also the GI in Brisbane is noted as changing as well.

I think it's time that the apps start to use some kind of auto scan (and 
emulate *_AUTO in sw for cards that don't support it); there are 459 dvb-t 
transmitters listed on dba/au, and it isn't nice to keep that up to date if 
some guys sometimes have the intention to adjust something ...

Christoph



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