[mythtv-users] Multi backend TV card preference?

Paul V. Gratz pgratz at gratz1.com
Fri Jul 15 12:18:38 EDT 2005

On Tuesday 12 July 2005 08:07 pm, Gregorio Gervasio, Jr. wrote:
> >>>>> 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).

OK this does not seem to do what I want in that it does not force the live TV 
to be done on the master TV card instead of the TV card in the slave. It 
actually kind of the opposite actually in that it will be more likely to 
choose the slave one which has the lower priority card.

>         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.

Hmmm while this does work, its not too high on the W.A.F. (in this case its my 
girlfriend so G.A.F I suppose).  It is a bit of a pain in the butt to do this 
every time I'm browsing TV.   

Is there any way to force the preference a different way?

Thanks for all replies!
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