[mythtv-users] EPG, Channel Selection, and Multiple Tuners... oh, and Data Sources too!

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Dec 13 16:23:17 EST 2005

Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 December 2005 16:12, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Isaac Richards wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 13 December 2005 16:08, Tom Lichti wrote:
>>>> Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>>>>> Matt Mossholder wrote:
>>>>>>     2) Is there a way to define a single input source, but only have
>>>>>> certain channels from the Input Source assigned to each card? I'm in
>>>>>> the US, using Zap2It! as a data provider, and have a situation where
>>>>>> I need to use an HD3000 card to pick up the HD stations, but want to
>>>>>> use an analog card for everything else (freaking Comcast is
>>>>>> encrypting all the digital channels except ETWN and Pennsylvania
>>>>>> Cable TV Network). I can't define two data sources as Digital Cable
>>>>>> with Zap2It!, so what would be the best way to ensure I have all the
>>>>>> guide data? I was thinking of defining another source in the DB, and
>>>>>> then just copying  over the HD channels from the existing source and
>>>>>> marking the originals as invisible....
>>>>> Define your second source in zap2it with a neighboring zip code that
>>>>> has the same lineup if zap2it isn't letting you define two sources.
>>>>> Should work fine.
>>>> I have 4 tuner cards, and they all use the same zap2it source. There is
>>>> nothing that says you can't use the same source twice, so I defined 4
>>>> sources in Myth, with the same datadirect account info, and connected
>>>> them via the 4 different inputs I'm using. That might get you closer to
>>>> what you want.
>>> You're _supposed_ to do that, if the available channels actually match.
>>> Isaac
>> Good, so I did something right for a change! He should be able to then
>> modify his channel listing so he only sees the available channels for
>> each tuner, I would assume.
> Need two sources for that, as Kevin said.
> Isaac
I'm not in front of my Myth box at the moment so I'm probably talking 
out my ass, but can't he hide the channels on one of the Myth listings? 
I know on mine, I have maybe 40 channels total in the source, so 160 
overall, and I can modify them independently as I wish. Would this not 
work for his purposes?


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