[mythtv-users] one tuner (cable box) and two cards (plextor, firewire)

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 12:50:50 UTC 2007

On 2/3/07, Alvaro <mythtvusers at spip.thehackers.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying to figure this one out, but I haven't found any
> useful information... I've had mythtv running beautifully for a
> year and a half using a Plextor ConvertX M402U, connected to a
> Comcast HD digital cable box. After my old cable box died
> spontaneously a few weeks ago, they replaced it with a new
> DCT6208, so I went and bought a firewire cable and set everything
> up so now I can get higher quality recordings of certain
> unencrypted channels.
> But here's my problem: there's only one underlying tuner,
> although I can capture it in two different ways. The Plextor
> encoder can capture any channel at a reasonable quality, while
> the firewire carries only some channels at a much higher quality.
> But they're the same thing.
> In mythtv-setup, I've created two capture cards, and then I've
> created two video sources to reflect the different channels.
> After associating them in input connections, as expected, mythtv
> happily starts scheduling simultaneous recordings with the cards,
> which obviously won't work. What would be the right way to do this?

sadly, getting a second cable box.

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