[mythtv-users] Dual tuners with different channels
hubrix at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 22:16:37 UTC 2004
yes on 2, no on 1
On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 16:05:17 -0500 (EST), Randy Carpenter
<mythtv at rune.net> wrote:
> 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.
> > thanks,
> > -Randy
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