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

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 00:44:20 UTC 2007

On 3/5/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Actually I set the cable box tuner to the lowest priority because given
the choice I would prefer a show be recorded on a HD tuner.  I'll try
setting one of the HD tuners to a lower priority.  HD tuners 3 & 4 never
have anything scheduled.  So I assumed MythTV would choose one of them for
Live-TV.  I guess not.
Ryan Patterson
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