[mythtv-users] Dual tuners with different channels
mythtv at rune.net
Tue Dec 7 21:05:17 UTC 2004
I never got any responses from this question. Does anyone have any
experiences with a similar setup? Any ideas if this could be made to work?
On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Randy Carpenter wrote:
> I am looking into the possibility of replacing the DVR from my cable
> company with a MythTV setup.
> I have Digital cable, so I would need to use a digital box, and control it
> via an IR Blaster.
> There are a couple questions I have about how this would work:
> 1. Is there a way for MythTV to detect if the cable box power is on, and
> turn it on if necessary? Simply leaving the cable box on all the time is
> not necessarily an option, as sometimes the cable company uploads firmware
> upgrades, and that causes the box to reboot, and sometimes shutdown.
> 2. I want dual tuners, but don't want to hassle with 2 boxes. If I connect
> a digital box with an IR blaster (giving me channels 2-78 analog, and
> 100-300+ digital), and I have a second tuner card with just analog cable
> (2-78) coming in, can MythTV be configured to handle this? Recording
> digital channels would need to default to the first tuner, but the first
> tuner would also need to be able to record analog stations, in the event
> that 2 analog stations needed to be recorded at the same time. I
> understand that I cannot have dual tuners on digital stations. This is ok,
> as I record very little from the digital stations.
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