[mythtv-users] Multiple tuners, multiple sources...

Scott Nicholson mythtv at scottnic.com
Thu Mar 11 19:24:34 EST 2004

> > I want to connect the digital cable receiver to one of the tuners.
> > I'd like to be able to connect both the USDTV (on S-video) AND my
> > cable (on coax) to the second tuner -- so that analog cable channels
> > are available.
> Man, what a complex situation!  Just for clarification, you'd have 3
> sources:
> Analog cable
> Digital cable
> with the following connections:
> Digital cable 	-> SVideo0 or Composite0
> Analog cable	-> Tuner1
> USDTV		-> SVideo1


> (and just to make things more complex, you could split your cable and
> also hook up Analog Cable -> Tuner0, but we'll ignore that for now)

True... Hadn't thought of that.

Just to clarify... Myth does treat each input on each capture card as a
different source, right? (Obviously I can't record on both the SVideo and
the Tuner on the same card at the same time).

> The good news is that, although having a channel duplicated in multiple
> sources used to be a nightmare, CVS has (IIRC) the ability to correlate
> channels in different sources, if they have the same callsign.  This
> means that, across all 3 sources, a channel with the callsign 'FOODTV'
> is considered the same channel.  However, 'FOODTV-HD' would be a
> different channel.  I'm not sure if that heuristic applies to the
> scheduler or just the EPG view... if it doesn't affect the scheduler,
> then you're out of luck.

It sounds like even if the scheduler isn't affected things are at least
moving in that direction?

> Unfortunately, I don't think Myth currently has the capability to
> indicate card preferences.

Any idea if this is something that may be added in the future? (Has it been
requested before / is it something the devs would be interested in

> ...
> (3) name the channels as in (2) above, but set up two identical
> recordings -- one for "FOODTV" and one for "FOODTV-HD".  Give the one
> on "FOODTV-HD" a higher priority.  Worst case, it records twice.  Best
> case (if you turn on duplicate detection & you have enough program
> information), the lower priority one will be suppressed because the
> scheduler knows it's being recorded elsewhere.  Hey, it ain't pretty,
> but it might work...

Makes sense...

Thanks for the feedback.

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