[mythtv-users] is this possible (multiple tuners and sources)

Michael Carland mcarland at bitsgonewild.net
Wed Aug 10 15:45:17 UTC 2005


On Aug 10, 2005, at 9:58 AM, Howard Cokl wrote:

> Dylan Keon wrote:
>
>> I have a working MythTV system (FC3, ATRPMS) with two PVR-250s.  I 
>> added a PVR-150 tonight, upgraded to the latest kernel and ivtv 
>> 0.3.6w, and I can get video via the PVR-150 (no sound, though).  My 
>> goal is to have the two PVR-250s record analog cable (already 
>> working), and the PVR-150 record OTA broadcast signals via my rooftop 
>> antenna since the reception of local channels stinks on our analog 
>> cable.
>>
>> I set up a new video source called "antenna" and configured a new 
>> "local broadcast" channel listing for my area at zap2it.  However, 
>> it's not clear to me how this will get handled in the EPG.  For 
>> example, channel 7 on analog cable is Discovery, while channel 7 on 
>> broadcast is PBS. After running mythfilldatabase these both appear in 
>> the EPG, but where channels are the same (i.e., channel 9 is the same 
>> station on both cable and OTA), there is only one entry in the EPG.
>
> What you need to do is go into the Channel Editor (either in 
> mythtv-setup or mythweb) and change the channel number.  In my case I 
> have channel 7 (pvr250 connected to directv), channel 7-1 (wintv-go 
> OTA NTSC) and 7HD (pchdtv 3K).

Instead of creating additional channel 7s, couldn't you just leave the 
single channel 7, since they are the same source, and just increase the 
priority of the PVR-150? I would assume this would use the 150 first 
for channels that are available on it, and still use the 250s if there 
was a conflict.

-Michael



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