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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Nov 13 23:44:05 UTC 2007

On Nov 13, 2007, at 3:34 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:

> So simple i didn't see that before. Thank you. I have another issue  
> too, perhaps you can help: Two shows on my upcomming recordings list  
> are scheduled to record the latter of the new episode. For example,  
> stargate atlantis is on at 10pm, but it is not recording that  
> episode, instead it will record the one on at 12am. Any idea why  
> this could happen? All my other shows are fine, but there is  
> stargate atlantis and the real housewives of orange county (Wife  
> show).
> -Thanks

Plenty of reasons. Check to see what the first one is conflicting with  
and try to determine based on your settings why it's bumping your  
recording. A confusing concept for some people is the setting to re- 
schedule higher priority shows to record in order to let lower  
priority ones record that normally wouldn't. For example, suppose I  
have The Daily Show set to record with a priority of +20 (which I do),  
but I have one of my daughter's shows set to record at priority -10  
(which I often do). If they both come on at 8pm, but Daily Show will  
be re-aired at 11pm (which is does for me) and my daughter's show  
isn't re-airing in the next 14 days, it will record hers, then bump  
mine to the 11pm showing.

Padding your recordings can do the same thing. If you have your  
recordings set to record 1 minute late, it will try to accommodate  
that preference by bumping recordings to later time slots. This is  
good since I told it I want that buffer. You can always over-ride when  
you see something coming up in the schedule by saying, "record anyway"  
and let it figure out how to record the other thing that you've now  

Myth scheduling is REALLY smart and will try to do everything you've  
asked it to do in order to record every show possible which for me  
often means some re-airing of the show at a later time.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list