[mythtv-users] Default Tuner

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 20:46:09 UTC 2007

On 22/01/07, Jake Thompson <jake at jakethompson.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have only found limited information for this, but I need to change the
> default tuner.  My HD card is coming up as default and I have a SD only as
> one of my frontends and it kind of chokes on it.  So I would like to either
> do it globally or per frontend.
> So far I have only found this solution:
> MythTV use MySQL database...
>  1. Use a MySQL manager like MySQLCC to edit mythconverg-database
>  2. Double click on table "capturecard"
>  3. Change values in first column. Tuner with "cardid" = 1 will be
> default!!!
>  4. Save changes for table
>  5. Double click on table "cardinput"
>  6. Change values in second column "cardid" to correspond with your values
> in pt. 3 above.
>  7. Change values in first column "cardinputid". Set your default card to 1,
> next 2 and so on ...
>  7. Save changes for table
>  8. Exit database management and restart mythbackend or reboot pc
> Makes sense but is there a better way?

Have you selected the checkbox to avoid conflicts with LiveTV? It
should use a lower priority tuner instead of your preferred tuner. If
you added the HD tuner first, your SD card should have a lower
priority and so should be chosen for LiveTV first.

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