[mythtv-users] Multi backend TV card preference?

Gregorio Gervasio, Jr. gtgj at pacbell.net
Tue Jul 12 21:07:12 EDT 2005

>>>>> Michael T Dean writes:

m> Paul V. Gratz wrote:

>> Is there any way that I can set it up so that the master backend
>> always records or is used for Live TV unless it is already being
>> used for a recording?  I'd like it if the only time I'm using the
>> Slave's TV card is if the Master has already started recording
>> something.  I've done a bunch of searching but I've had no luck
>> finding a solution for exactly my problem.

m> Sounds like someone selected, "Avoid conflicts between live TV and 
m> scheduled shows."

m> If enabled, live TV will choose a tuner card that is less likely to have 
m> scheduled recordings rather than the best card available.

m> (basically, it chooses the lowest-priority available card for LiveTV).

        I don't think this will help him.  I think what he's seeing *is*
the default behavior -- LiveTV has a preference for local cards and
his frontend and slave backend are on the same host.  However,
recordings should still use the master backend's card first (assuming
it's the lower-numbered card and no changes to card priorities).

        Since it's only an issue with LiveTV and there are only two
tuners, it's easy enough to just hit 'Y' to change cards.
Gregorio Gervasio, Jr.

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