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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Mar 5 23:05:54 UTC 2007

On Mar 5, 2007, at 2:55 PM, ryan patterson wrote:

> On 3/5/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Actually I do want to lock out the cable box tuner from Live-TV.  I  
> already have the "reduce conflicts" thing set but it doesn't seem  
> to work very well.  MythTV offten selects the cable box tuner even  
> though there are three idle HD tuners.

Is your cable box tuner set to the highest priority? If so, it should  
never pick that one unless the others are already in use.
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