[mythtv-users] Can I restrict live-TV to certain tuners?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Mar 5 21:04:14 UTC 2007

On Mar 5, 2007, at 12:58 PM, ryan patterson wrote:

> On my MythTV backend I have 4 HD tuners hooked up to an antenna and  
> one SD tuner hooked to a cable box (with irblaster control).  I  
> only want to have Live-TV access one HD tuner.  I want to reserve  
> the cable box tuner and three HD tuners for recording scheduled  
> shows.  The fourth HD tuner should always be reserved for HD Live-TV.
> Unfortunately I see no way to limit the tuners that are available  
> to live-TV.  Is there any way to do what I am suggesting?  As it is  
> now entering Live-TV sometimes selects the cable box tuner and  
> sometimes selects a HD tuner.  This behavior is very confusing to  
> the geriatrics in the house.
> -- 

If you order your tuners by priority (putting the one you want to use  
for Live TV last) and tell Myth to try to reduce LiveTV conflicts by  
using the tuner least likely to have a recording coming up, you will  
always get that last tuner unless it's actually recording something.  
This is probably the functionality you really want.

For that matter, the functionality you REALLY want is no one to ever  
watch LiveTV and only watch what's been recorded. ;)

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