[mythtv-users] Mutiple Backends on different Cable TV systems

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Dec 1 21:27:52 EST 2005

On 12/01/05 15:59, R. Geoffrey Newbury wrote:

>On Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:43:14 -0700, Dave Packham wrote:
>>Can I install a backend at work with one cable channel lineup and my
>>main back/front-end at home with another cable channel lineup and have
>>them work together?
>>They both have different channel lineups.
>No reason that separate backends cannot have different lineups. We do it
>all the time with different cards. Everything would be controlled from the
>master backend. One of them would be a slave backend. The master would
>hold the database.
>I think the problem would be the storage of the programs recorded by the
>slave machine. AIUI, all recordings are made to one folder.
per backend

So, each backend can use a local filesystem for storage.  However, IMHO, 
if your upstream bandwidth isn't great enough to support real-time 
playback, watching will be a challenge.


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