I just applied the latest OSMC kodi 18.2RC release (upgrade from kodi 17) and then installed the latest kodi 18 version of the unofficial HDHOMERUN DVR/PVR addon.
I have 2 HDHOMERUN Extend units which were also updated with latest firmware.
Lastly, I also use the HDHOMERUN DVR service on a Western Digital NAS and all has been great.
All went well until I started selecting live TV channels which displayed the original channel list and icons from pre-upgrade but content displayed was a completely different channel. I cleared out the channel DB multiple times but still see correct channel list with incorrect channel content displayed when a channel is selected.
Any help in figuring this out would be much appreciated before my wife gets home
Hi! Others have had this problem as well, myself included. From what I know so far I believe it's a Kodi 18 issue. The data from the PVR appears to be getting loaded properly, but what I really need to see is it happen on my dev machine so I can compare the Kodi database with what the UI is showing and provide evidence of it to Team Kodi.
For me, simply restarting Kodi solves the problem. No amount of clearing data will do it. Per the terms set forth by SD on using the EPG data I do not store it anywhere in the PVR, which makes this a little more challenging to pin down.
If you're game, I would like you to try some things. Bear with me, I don't have OSMC set up right now, so I can't give you extremely specific instructions:
- Switch to the default Kodi skin from the OSMC skin (Estuary)
- Go into Settings / PVR & Live TV / Guide
- If "don't cache in local database" is turned ON, turn it OFF
- Do the Clear Data on the Guide
- Let the EPG reload
- Go into the EPG, confirm that it's messed up (for me, it's always shifted down one channel and sometimes missing a bunch of channels completely)
- Pick a channel, any channel - watch it for a bit and stop playback
- Go to the Kodi Home screen / TV
- You should see a tile with the channel you just watched
- QUESTION: Is the program information in the tile correct, or incorrect?
- Restart OSMC
- QUESTION: Is the EPG now correct?
A bit tedious, but if you see what I've seen, that tile will be correct even though the EPG is incorrect, and by restarting Kodi without reloading data (hence making sure "don't cache in local database" is OFF) this means that the data from the PVR and the data in the Kodi database is correct, which makes it a UI issue.
I don't recall Kodi 18.0 ever doing this, it seems to have started with Kodi 18.1. Performance improvements in the PVR may have also exascerbated something. The guide data loads so much faster than it used to, there was even a nice bump between v1.3.13 and v2.0.0.
Sorry for the long reply -- if the problem turns out to be in the PVR, once I can prove it and find it, it will be fixed. If the problem turns out to be in Kodi, if I can prove it I will open an Issue for them. If I can fix it, I'll enter a Pull Request for them
Hang in there - you're not the only one with this annoyance!
Well lookie what we have here - does this look familiar? https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues/15960
I added a comment to that Issue with what (little) I know about it.