[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun(QAM) and firewire at the same time.

Nick Kelsey hdtv at silicondust.com
Thu Dec 7 07:26:23 UTC 2006

> I have a single cable box hooked up via firewire.  I have a
> comcast-digital lineup defined which lists all of the channels that I
> can get from this cable box.
> I decided to hook up my HDHR to my comcast coax as well.  It can only
> get a small subset of channels compared to the firewire attached cable
> box.
> I went to labs.zap2it.com to add another lineup just for the HDHR only
> to discover that it would not let me.  It says I already have a lineup
> defined for comcast-digital.  It does not matter what zip code I try
> to use, it will not let me define two comcast-digital based lineups.
> Is there a way in Myth to indicate that a tuner can only recieve a
> subset of the channels in a lineup?

I think the trick is to create a new video source in MythTV for QAM
cable, separate from your firewire video source.
Attach your already-created zap2it lineup to the QAM source. It doesn't
matter that it contains extra channels.
Attach the QAM source to the HDHR input and run a channel scan.

When finished double check your zap2it lineup - MythTV sometimes trys to
be helpful and disables channels you don't receive.


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