[mythtv-users] Multiple tuners, but one cable box, how to prioritize recordings

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Nov 13 22:36:23 UTC 2007

On Nov 13, 2007, at 2:34 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> ] On Behalf Of Brad DerManouelian
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 2:26 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Multiple tuners, but one cable box,how  
> to prioritize recordings
> On Nov 13, 2007, at 2:17 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics  
> wrote:
>> Hello, i have 4 tuners. One is hooked up to a digital cable box.  
>> How can i specify for certain shows that record, that i want them  
>> to record on the digital cable box connected tuner, since the  
>> quality is better?
>> -Thanks
>> -Steve
> Oh, I missed the "certain shows" part. I thought you wanted to make  
> that card higher priority in general.
> When you set up your recording rule, you can choose which tuner to  
> prefer for that particular recording rule. I'm not sure which  
> version that was introduced, but I've been using it for a while now.  
> It might be in .20-fixes. Anyway, it won't caue a conflict if that  
> tuner is otherwise occupied, but it will try to use that one first.
> -Brad
> i've got the ubuntu 7.10, mythtv build 20.2, i don't see where i can  
> select which tuner per recording. When i setup my live tv, default,  
> high quality, etc, it doesn't say preferred tuner or anything like  
> that. Could it be cause i have an old version?
> -Steve
> -Steve

No, when you first set up the tuner in mythtv-setup, not recording  

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