[mythtv-users] PVR-500 & mutiple sources

Nathan A. Smith nasa01 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 28 01:50:08 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-26 at 16:49 +0100, Nick wrote:
> On 26/03/06, Nathan A. Smith <nasa01 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a myth system that for the most part is working fine.  I have a
> > pvr-500 as the tuner card which has a Source called "Standard
> > Cable" (IE: direct cable input) and a Source called "Digital Cable" (IE:
> > from my cable box controlled via a IR blaster).  Standard Cable is used
> > for both of my tuners and Digital Cable is connected to the
> > composite-in.  Standard cable has channels up to 99 and Digital goes way
> > above that...
> >
> > My question is: how do I record shows on channels higher than 99 (ie on
> > my digital cable)?  I thought this would happen automagically -- but it
> > doesn't seem to.  I can look at mythweb and look at the config options,
> > I can see 2 sourceid (1 & 2) where "1" goes to 799 and "2" goes to 99.
> > If I schedule a show on say 114 (BBC America) it acts like all is good,
> > but when I look at it -- I only see a "D" for size and nothing is
> > actually recorded.
> Is the digital cable "input chain" configured correctly? You will need
> to make sure the following items are taken care of:
> i) you have defined a video source and channel
> ii) you have attached this source to the correct Composite input in
> "Input Connections"
> iii) the input has a valid channel change script associated with it
> I would hazard a guess that LiveTV watching through the Composite
> input does not work either? In my experience, it is easier to get
> recordings working first and then LiveTV.
> Check the backend log for the error it is giving when you are trying
> to record a show. Likely it will give a useful message which will
> narrow down where the problem lies.
> > BTW: I looked at the mailing list and I didn't see anything specifically
> > addressing this, however in a thread named "Changing channel to another
> > tuner/source" it talks about something like this being in SVN.  I am
> > running SVN.
> This is more likely covering the ability being able to jump tuners
> when watching LiveTV (and selecting a channel not available on the
> current tuner) without first having to manually switch to another
> input that carries the desired channel.
> Nick
Thanks Nick,

I had forgot to put the script in the channel dialog.  Once I did all
was good.  Thanks


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