[mythtv-users] Multiple lineups with one cable box

Asher freedenizen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 19:28:47 UTC 2006

On 10/19/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Not currently possible.  It's the same as the inverse problem discussed
> in the thread
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/226026#226026 .  See,
> particularly,
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/226516#226516 .
> >Any idea are welcome.  I know one solution would be to get a 2nd cable
> >box, but I'd like to avoid that if possible.
> >
> Actually, short of writing the code Bruce is talking about (which would
> make you a hero to many DVB users), that or "don't do it" are the only
> solutions.

Yeah, although it seems that for my problem it might have a different
solution.  Myth already has the ability to have multiple inputs for
one card and it knows that it can only use one input at a time.  The
problem is that you can't (for lack of a better word) link cards, or
even to allow manually creating a card input.  I guess the other
solution is to take everything up a level:
         Card Input(s)

So you have a source which is made up of one or more cards and each
card has one or more inputs.  Myth would schedule things by source.
This might actually work for the DVB problem too, what if you could do
something like this:

Source A -> Card A -> Input A
Source B -> Card A -> Input B
or for my problem
Source A --Card A -> Input A
                  \-Card B -> Input A

Hmm maybe this discussion should be on the dev list?

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