[mythtv-users] recording previously recorded programs

Brad Benson bbenso1 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 22:33:36 UTC 2006

On 3/27/06, Rodney D. Myers <rdmyers.42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a Dish PVR, which has a few recorded programs on it.
> Right now I'm struggling to get the Dish recordings recorded onto the
> Myth box. What I'm currently doing, very poorly, is get to a channel
> that has a 1.5 hour program, and try to get the mythtv box recording
> while I quickly switch back to the Dish pvr, and get the program I want
> started.
> The problem with this setup, sometimes I only get a few minutes of
> recording or none at all.
> Are there other ways to accomplish this?

A Manual Recording should be exactly what you're looking for.  When you set
up a manual recording you tell Myth what time to start, what channel to tune
to, and how long to record.  In your case channel won't matter much, but you
could set the start time to about a minute from now, set the recording
length to however long your show is (plus a few minutes to be sure you get
everything recorded), then switch to your dish PVR and highlight the program
you want to record.  Then switch back to Myth and wait on the Watch
Recordings screen until you see your manual recording start.  When you see
that, just hit enter on your Dish remote to start the program you had
highlighted.  Myth should then happily record for however long you told it

Brad Benson
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