[mythtv-users] Automatically alternating tuners.

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 12:05:48 UTC 2007

On 18/01/07, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18/01/07, jonny Linux <jonnylinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The workaround I've found is to look through the Upcoming recordings and
> > manually overide the tuner settings on each program. Would there be any way
> > of making MythTV do this automatically? I know the time period after a show
> > is a sort of soft time constraint, and if I only had one tuner, I'd want it
> > to behave like it does already, but it would be nice if the tuner could be
> > selected based on the time the last show started, and if another tuner is
> > available the extra recording time would still be used.
> >
> > Is there any way of doing this automatically?

> With plenty of tuners however, you're better off setting the 'start
> early' 'end late' parameters in the recording profile.  These overrun
> settings will be enforced by the scheduler and will cause your other
> tuners to be brought into play.

This is what I do, especially if I want to record two consecutive
programs on the same channel (recent This Life run was a good example)
but ensure each recording contains a complete program, even if it
overruns a few minutes.

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