[mythtv-users] Master backend REQUIRES one tuner? Adding more?

Jim Minihane min02jsm at minihane.tzo.com
Tue Mar 14 04:21:52 UTC 2006

6 DirecTV receivers (2 more than free 4 room package) is only $98 extra up

The slave backends are used Dell Optiplex P3-933 w/ 256MB RAM. Nothing too
impressive. The master would be the only one I'd actually throw any money
at. The master would be an Athlon X2 4800+. It would be the master that runs
the MySQL db, any transcoding, etc. Storage will be on an existing 2TB array
via Gbit ethernet. The only thing the slaves will be doing is running the
Plextors and encoding audio at 224Kb/s.

I'll have 3 frontends. All in all, only about $2000, soup to nuts.



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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Henderson
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 10:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Master backend REQUIRES one tuner? Adding more?


Wish I had your bank account...... :-)

We dont have that much TV worth recording down here is AUS
Sound like a sweet setup, but you mightwant to dedicate one of thosemore
powerfull backend to a transcoding/ com flagging server. (if you are doing
transcoding/com flagging) with that amount of tv cards etc it would get
quite busy. 

Just my 2c worth.
Good luck


On 3/14/06, Jim Minihane <min02jsm at minihane.tzo.com > wrote:

Reading through the docs it says that the master backend HAS TO have at
least one capture/tuner device. It suggests the "round robin" approach. Can
I, as they suggest, have 2 slave backends with a total of 5 tuners,
(DirecTV) and a 6th on the master. If I configure the tuners on the slaves
first, and the master last, then it will rarely, if ever, get used. Cool. If
I add 2 more tuners for a total of 7 on the slaves, can I delete the one on
the master, add the 2 additional on the slaves, then re-add the one (now
8th) on the master. Making the 8th tuner hardly ever used.

How many tuners/devices do you guys have on your uber systems?

This is all good if I can use Plextor M402Us. If not. Plan B. Whatever that

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