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I just successfully loaded and used this module today. Took a while for me to figure things out. Hope this helps:

The file is here channelmap.itcl.gz

Right click and hit save target as. Rename the file channelmap.itcl.gz to ChannelMap.itcl - the Caps are important. FTP ChannelMap.itcl to your TivoWeb modules directory (mine was /var/local/tivoweb-tcl/modules. Open Tivoweb+ and hit restart. After Tivoweb+ restarts, you should see ChannelMap as an option.
 

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In case anyone is still following this topic, I have found a MUCH easier way to modify channel lineups. If you drop me a PM, I will send you a link (I don't think the link can be posted here - it's not the "other site", but a site overseas).

I don't want to sound like I am dismissing Zirak's effort. His hack is great, but it just wasn't what I needed and it didn't work well with huge lineups like Dish Network. It just so happens that in this particular case, some things can be done much more easily outside TivoWeb.

Bob

[Edit - sorry, I'm no longer offering any type of support for this topic. It's long out of date, I no longer even have the links to the site I mention above, and I'm not familar with you guys' new-fangled software versions, as my Tivos have been stuck at version 3.0 for years. Sorry to those who have been PMing me on the subject]
 

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Hi Zirak

Fantastic module. Compliments to your coding. Without this module, I'd be unable to command my STB with tivo. The web interface has a nice design but didnt always map all of the channels for me. The tcl scritp is great though. I understand that it goes thorugh all channels, not just the ones changed but it doesnt take that long at all.

I know this quiestion has raised its littl ehead before but Is there a way around tivo chaging the line up every time it updates ??

Perhaps we can stop tivo from changing the line up somehow ? Or perhaps there is a way to execute the tcl script automatically after an update ? or daily ?
 

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beastman said:
FAO rbird (or anyone else on here) - can you send me the link you refer to above that gives a quicker way to do this?
thanks
Here's the link.

Rbird is correct. This is a much easier and faster way to re-map channels, especially if you set up a script. You can run this script everytime TiVo "undoes" your mappings after a daily call. I used to run a script that remapped 20 channels and it completed in seconds! I'm sure it could also be set to run automatically through cron.
 

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thanks for that falc122727 - so to create the script you need to have a linux machine?
That's a bummer as I don't have one to play with.
Also that cron thing looks a beast to set up!
I guess I might be stuck to doing it manually with tivoweb. With over 200 channels its going to be a mare.
If only there was another way.
 

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beastman said:
to create the script you need to have a linux machine?.
No. You can create the script in telnet through the Joe editor, or even in wordpad/notepad on your PC. If you do it on a PC make sure you ftp it to TiVo as a binary.

beastman said:
that cron thing looks a beast to set up.
You don't have to use cron. I used to run mine manually after TiVo changed my line-up back (usually 2-3 times a week). Or you could pull you network/phone cable during the week and force a call once a week on a Saturday for example. Then you would only have to run the script once a week.
 

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What is this "cron". Does it enable automated and timed scripts ?

Thanks for posting this link, However I have found that the tivoweb module is quicker that this new method. Im sure that once a script is prepared, it will be great to run. Setting up the script, however is offputting. I have 280 channels and navigating through tivoweb can to get the correct number for each would be painfull. Channel map module script may take a while to execute but setting it up is a cinch.

Fo anyone looking to do the same on a windows machine, use this multi language editor....oops cant post link till after 5 posts :( do a google search for "SciTE"
been using it for years, its great. :)

Can somebody please provide a link to this croni module. I'd like to execute my channel map.tcl after an update.
 

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Is there any way to look at the local DTV channel translation table on a HR10-250. I believe there is an error but I need some way to see what 6-1 is being translated to, it should be telling the OTA receiver to look at 9-1 but I can't prove it.

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Yes I am starting to get desperate. Mid December Directv changed something and screwed up my local fox OTA mapping. Now I have two KXLT 47.1 One is 47.1 KXLT-DT and one is 47.1 KXLTDT. The one with programming guide doesn't pull in the signal. THe one without any guide data pulls in the signal. Of course Directv isn't getting it fixed too fast. So Fox on my HR10-250 is all manual recording. I was hoping maybe this module would work and be what I could use to fix it myself. Anyone having any input? (I love 4 year old threads hehehe)
 

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The engineering department at the TV station and they in turn contacted D* and Tribune Media service and the two of them got the issue resolved. My issue was due to the fact that all 2-6 channels are going away. Since 2-6 are going away our local channel 6 brands their HD channel as 9. TMS' database which is used for the local OTA HD database in the HR10-250 was telling it to look in the wrong place.

Anyway, I would try to have a chat with the local TV station's director of engineering and see if they might lend a sympathetic ear to the problem.

I also had a problem with two different stations where their PSIP generator would lock up. Most the time other TV's wouldn't notice it (apparently they hold the last setting received) but the HR10-250 needs a steady stream of PSIP information, otherwise it won't lock on.

Hope this helps some.
 

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