I'm in the UK and using 2 HDHR Quattro tuners for my FTA sources.
Because there is no custom channel numbering available, I have created some custom sources that use M3U files which link to the HDHR IP but with some channel numbers editted. This is primarily to move the HD channels 101-107 to what were the SD channel numbers 1-7. I have then removed the providers from the HDHR tuners in the source list so (in theory) they don't do anything.
It is working fine except I'm getting an odd situation with Channel Names which seems like the HDHR tuners are still forcing their data into the system.
EG Within my new M3U list I have moved what was previously Ch101 BBC ONE SW HD to Ch1 (which was originally the SD channel BBC ONE S West) . These are the entry lines for it in my M3U:
#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="1" channel-number="1" tvg-name="BBC ONE SW HD" tvc-guide-stationid="120576",BBC ONE SW HD
This works fine and I do get the correct HD channel and it's EPG on Channel 1. I know it is using the correct channel as the Web Interface for the HDHR tuner that the M3U links to shows it is tuned to " 101 BBC ONE SW HD" when in use.
Initially the Channel description appeared as BBC ONE SW HD on screen too, but after some while, the channel description text for that channel reverts to "BBC ONE S West" which is the description for the original Ch1 in the HDHR tuner lineup.
It is as if the HDHR tuner gets re-detected or re-scanned and even though it has no Provider data, the channel descriptions are getting read into the system. I even tried marking all channels in the Tuner as hidden, but still the names override my M3U ones.
If I go to the guide on WebOS for the Server and select "all sources" Ch 1 description shows as BBC ONE S West but if I select only one of my M3U sources it shows as BBC ONE SW HD. The only other sources that have any BBC channels are the HDHR tuners so it must still be picking up that data from them. The same happens with the other channels I have changed numbers on - the original name gets overridden if I select all sources but show correctly if I select either of the m3U sources. It is the same on the clients, even with the HDHR tuner sources de-activated, the channel names revert to the original tuner ones.
It does seem bizarre that the system doesn't have a way to completely delete or ignore a device on your network just because it recognises it as something it can use. What if someone had an HDHR tuner on their system that they were using for something else and didn't want to use it at all for Channels DVR? I would much prefer having to give the system the IP address of any tuners I did want it to use rather than it presuming it is going to use anything it recognises.
Anyone think of a clever way to completely keep the HDHR tuners out of it? I previously tried to delete them with a curl command, which worked initially, but they were re-discovered. It's like playing whack-a-mole with them!!