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BUG REPORT: Duplicate Channels in Timer List

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Richard Chalk, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Richard Chalk

    Richard Chalk Legend

    Jan 4, 2004
    After adding all Digital off-air channels, which worked correctly, I went to "timers" via the menu. In setting up a manual timer, and scrolling through the channel list to the OTA channels, some channels appear twice. The timer worked fine using the first occurrence. I did not try one by selecting the second occurrence of the same channel.

    In my case, the following channels appear twice:

    All other channels and subchannels appear only once.
    All channels are remapped from higher UHF RF Channels.

    Boot version: 120B
    Flash: F051
    SW Version: L145HECD-N

  2. jsanders

    jsanders Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    I've experienced the same thing.

    Here is my list of duplicates:

    004-01 KRON
    004-02 KRON
    005-01 KPIX
    007-02 KGO
    007-03 KGO -- Only occurs once, but is there a 007-03??
    009-02 ENC
    011-02 KNTV -- This is the only VHF station, the others are all UHF
    020-02 20
    026-02 KTSF
    043-02 KCSF
    048-01 KST
    048-02 KNT
    049-01 NON
    065-01 KKP
    066-01 KFS

    The other thing that is striking is that the OTA channels are the last ones in the list. Because you would normally use the channel guide to record a show, all of the channels listed in the guide should come *last*! Since the OTA channels are not in the guide, they should come first! Makes sense, right??

    Boot: 120B
    Flash: F051
    Software: L145HECD-N
  3. paulcdavis

    paulcdavis Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 22, 2004
    I have the same problem. Some OTA channels are duplicated in the timer menu but there are no duplicates in the program guide or add local channels screen. My list:

    003-01 KCR
    003-02 KQC
    003-02 KQC
    006-01 KVI
    006-01 KVI
    006-02 KVI
    006-02 KVI
    006-03 KVI
    006-04 KVI
    010-01 KXT
    010-02 NEW
    010-02 NEW
    013-01 KOV
    013-02 KOV
    013-02 KOV
    031-01 KMA
    036-01 KIC
    040-01 KTX
    040-02 KTX
    040-02 KTX
    042-01 KTN
    048-01 KST
    048-01 KST
    048-02 KNT
    048-02 KNT

    Boot 120B
    Flash F051
    SW L145 HECD-N
  4. pculley

    pculley AllStar

    Dec 23, 2003
    I also have a duplicate channel number in the Menu 6,8 screen, in my case it is 039-01 (KHWB).

    It cannot be deleted.

    In the Guide it (or something related) shows as 075-01 (KHWB).

    Selecting it from the guide displays the "not found" message, and seems to mess up the next channel in the list (026-01); when it is selected via the guide it also displays not found.

    So I deleted 026-01, repeated the earlier test and lost the next one in the list 019-01.

    So I deleted the good 039-01, and 019-01, manually added the 039, 026 and 019 (using the actual DTV numbers), and tried viewing 039-01 from the guide. Didn't work, Not found. Tried viewing 026-01 and got 039-01 on the banner, but the show is clearly from channel 026-01. The Guide button thinks we were watching 039-01 as well.

    It seems clear that some internal tables or indexes are not properly synchronized. It seems possible that this is a leftover from before when the tuner was very messed up, since no reboot ever cleared all the channels out.

    Hoping to start from a clean slate (all my channels come in quite strong), I even tried Menu 6,6 reset to factory defaults. What a laugh, that only seemed to clear my favorites, not the timers, not the ATSC channels and not the dish point menu stuff (zipcode, switch type etc.).

    If I charitably assume that the developers did squash the ATSC tuner bug, (but did not expect the internal tables to be so messed up) and it would work if I could get it to a truely factory reset state, is there any MAGIC way to REALLY clear this thing back to ground zero? I would not even mind waiting for a new sw download if I thought that would work.

    As it is, I still have not found out a way to reliably watch an ATSC channel, except to watch satellite, delete the channel of interest and then addit back in. And that does not work for the channel that has the duplicate entry...
  5. TVBob

    TVBob Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Dec 19, 2003
    I'm trying to see how common this duplicate channel problem appears to be.

    Please vote in this POLL: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=23320

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