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EMJB
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TAP_Channel_IsPlayable

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Can anyone tell me what this is supposed to do?

I thought it might be useable as a trigger to stopping all channel processing in the presence of poor signals so as to avoid disc wipes. However I have failed to get it to return anything but 0 (the OK state), even with the aerial unplugged.

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Post by Geoff Bacon »

http://www.koders.com/c/fidD22643F02A8B ... 84306.aspx uses this routine (but it may not show anything you don't already know)

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Post by EMJB »

Geoff Bacon wrote:http://www.koders.com/c/fidD22643F02A8B ... 84306.aspx uses this routine (but it may not show anything you don't already know)

Geoff
Thanks for trying, Geoff, but it doesn't indicate under what conditions a channel is not considered playable. There has been a discussion of this function on the German forum, but if there is any useful information there it gets lost in the translation process I used (Bing).

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Post by R2-D2 »

It just checks whether it's currently possible to tune to that channel. Returns 0 if main tuner usable, 1 if other tuner, 2 if neither.
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Post by Geoff Bacon »

It just checks whether it's currently possible to tune to that channel. Returns 0 if main tuner usable, 1 if other tuner, 2 if neither.
So, if I understand this correctly, it isn't really checking that the signal is any good, it is just identifying whether or not a tuner is available to process the required channel.

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TAPs: PcControl B1.4; StopExit v1.01; MHEG On/Off A3; QuickJump 1.72; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EPG2MEI v0.96; Font Manager 1.0d; Extend v1.7; WSSkiller V2.12d; MyInfo B5.6; fsSave 1.1; PruneEPG 1.0; MyStuff 6.6-1;
Sig generated by EMJB's MyInfo.tap on 3/5/21
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