[mythtv-users] Setting Up Tuners

Peter Darley darley at darleyconsulting.com
Fri Oct 7 17:22:22 UTC 2005

On Oct 7, 2005, at 9:19 AM, Scot L. Harris wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 00:25, Peter Darley wrote:
>> Folks,
>>     I'm looking for some info from y'all.  I've got my hardware  
>> ordered and I'm
>> trying to plan on how to set everything up.
>>     On my master backend I'm going to have a PVR-500 and my main  
>> frontend is
>> going to have a tuner as well (since the machine I'm using, a  
>> DigiMatrix,
>> comes with one), and is going to be connected via 802.11g.  I'm  
>> also going
>> to have a MediaMVP on another tv.  I'd like to set up the main  
>> frontend to
>> use it's tuner first when watching live tv, and have it used last  
>> when
>> recording tv.  When another frontend is watching live tv I'd like  
>> to use the
>> PVR-500 first and only use the slave backend's tuner when the  
>> other two are
>> busy.  This is all so I don't flood the wireless connection by  
>> having live
>> tv going from the master backend to the main frontend while live  
>> tv goes
>> from the slave backend to another frontend.
>>     I haven't found any way to do this, so I'm assuming I can't,  
>> but I thought
>> I'd check with the experts before giving up.
> In mythtv-setup there is a priority that can be set on each tuner.  I
> used this to make the tuners in the master backend be used first  
> before
> using the tuners in the slave backend.
> This may do what you want.  Others on the list can correct me if  
> that is
> wrong.

The problem is that I want to use the tuners on the master backend  
first, EXCEPT if it's the main frontend watching live tv, in which  
case I want it to use it's own tuner.

Peter Darley

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