Re-tune alert feature



One feature the box seems to lack is to alert you that new TV/radio channels are available and you should retune your box. I was wondering if this feature would be possible to implement in the custom firmware.

For example, if a site on the internet maintained an updated list of channels per transmitter, a cron job could check this list (say once per week) against what channels are currently in the local SQL database. Then, you could produce a warning on the web interface (much like the auto-update acknowledgement messages) saying that some new channels are available (and list what those channels are).

Of course one flaw in this would be the contents of the local SQL database - due to coverage issues a box may not have the full list of channels available. A way around this would be to maintain an acknowledged list after each warning message.