[mythtv-users] Re: [mythtv-commits] Re: Ticket #187: changes channel (and to playback mode) when watching another channel (in live-TV) and a recording starts

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jul 31 18:25:43 EDT 2005

Pekka Jääskeläinen wrote:

>>If you have multiple tuner cards, you can select the option, "Avoid
>>conflicts between live TV and scheduled shows."  If you choose this
>>option, LiveTV will use the lowest-priority tuner so recordings--which
>>start with the highest-priority and work down to lowest-priority
>>tuner--will not boot you from LiveTV until your LiveTV tuner is the only
>>one not being used for a recording.
>With "tuner priority" you probably mean the "Input preference" setting of 
>Video Sources / mythtv-setup? I have it 0 for both of the cards, thus they
>should have equal priorities, right? Does the first card (device
>number) have automatically
>higher priority even though the cards are physically equal?
Yes.  In the event of a tie, lowest card number wins.

> If so, it seems
>to be a bug to me as it should not matter which one the recorder picks
>in my case.
It's not considered a bug because the "Avoid conflicts" option allows 
you to get the behavior you would get otherwise, but with a lot less 
complex logic involved in making the decision.  No ties means there's 
always one right answer.

>Anyways, I'm glad if the option you mentioned changes the behavior to
>I'm preferring. 
That's what it's there for...  ;)


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