[mythtv-users] Live TV auto switch tuners

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 13:43:49 UTC 2007

On 10/8/07, jason maxwell <decepticon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a combination FE/BE system with a PVR500 and an HDHR. I'm happy
> with the system, but trying to up the WAF a little. Right now, when I
> watch live TV, I can only cycle thru the channels on the default tuner
> (PVR) with the channel button. To get the digital channels, I have to
> press Y to switch over to the HDHR. Is it possible to get behavior
> similar to surfing regular old TV, where she can just click up and
> down thru all available channels and have it pick the available tuner
> when it needs to automatically?
> -J

Thanks for the thoughtful post. I completely agree and have the same
problem with LiveTV as well. It's even worse for me since I have one
HDHR but two different OTA Antennas pointed to different channels plus
my cable feed. This gives me three possible sources (five tuners since
I have three on the cable line) that my wife and I need to switch
between constantly if we want to watch anything in HD.

If this were an upcoming feature that would be great. It's a real pain
to cycle through tuners just to see what's on in HD. I'll have to see
if we can get used to the guide for channel changing, even though it's
a little more cumbersome that the normal method we use.

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