TV Channels with numbers above 200

All TV channels need to be on their correct channel numbers for IceTV to work.

Sometimes during a TV Channel Scan or an automatic channel update Media Center will be unable to determine what the correct channel number is for some channels so it assigns channel numbers above the highest existing channel number to those channels. 

Media Center also assigns channel numbers above 200 for weak duplicate channels, so there may also be stronger channels on the correct numbers. In this case you can just disable the duplicate channels with numbers above 200.

If there are no duplicate channels on the correct numbers then you can edit the 200+ numbered channels to change them to their correct numbers.

Assign the correct channel numbers to the affected channels

  1. Load Media Center.
  2. Open the Guide.
  3. Right-click on the channel logo or name.
  4. Click on 'Edit Channel'.
  5. Enter the correct "Channel number".
  6. Click Save.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for all other channels that have the wrong number.

Check the channels are set to use IceTV guide data

If the channels are now on their correct numbers but the guide is still blank check that they are set to use the correct IceTV guide data for those channels as follows.

  • Load Media Center.
  • Select "Settings > TV > Guide > Edit Channels".
  • Do the following for each channel that should have guide data but is blank (Skip the shopping, infotainment and radio channels).
    1. Click on the channel.
    2. Make sure that it has the correct "Channel number" (change it if needed).
    3. Click on "Edit Listings".
    4. Select "Show no listings for this channel".
    5. Click Save.
    6. Click on the same channel again.
    7. Click on "Edit Listings" again.
    8. Now choose the correct channel name with "-IceTV" after it from the list (e.g. ABC2-IceTV). If the channel is a duplicate of another channel (e.g. 2 and 21) select "Copy listings from channel..." then click Save.
    9. Click Save again.
  • Repeat steps 1 to 9 for all other channels that are missing guide data.

You should now see guide data for all normal TV channels (except shopping and infotainment channels). 


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