[mythtv-users] Record HD *and* SD showings?

Eric Smith erictsmith at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 23:34:18 UTC 2006

I would love this as well.  In a post a while back I had mentioned in
passing that I would love if there was some built in "fall back logic"
so that when the HD channel fails for whatever reason that myth would
automatically begin recording the SD feed of the same channel.

On 12/24/06, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-12-24 at 12:37 -0500, Doug Larrick wrote:
> > I am adding a PVR-150 to my HD-only MythTV system, to record shows off
> > of analog cable.  Once this is done, the only use of my old Series1 Tivo
> > will be as a backup for those times weather interferes with over-the-air
> > recordings of HD programs.
> >
> > Is there a way to convince MythTV to record the same show twice at the
> > same time, from two different channels?  Then the PVR-150 recording
> > would serve as the weather backup.
> >
> > If I make an any-channel schedule, MythTV chooses the showing on the HD
> > channel (as expected, since it has higher channel priority).  If I make
> > two channel-only schedules, the HD-channel showing is active and the
> > SD-channel showing is marked as a duplicate (unless I use duplicate
> > check method "none", in which case it wants to record old reruns too).
> >
> > Any ideas?
> I don't think this is currently possible. I would like to
> record both as well. A quick-n-dirty method might be to just
> modify the HD descriptions to add something like "[HD]" and
> also clear the programid column, then it wouldn't be detected
> as a duplicate.
> A better option would be to make the needed changes to the
> scheduler, but this would have to be optional. When I had
> a more dependable HD setup, I always wanted the HD recorded
> and not the SD when both were available. At the moment I'm
> using CATV HDTV which isn't as dependable as the aerial.
> -- Daniel
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