[mythtv-users] Multi tuner setup - a few questions

Nathan Faust nfaust at merchantwarehouse.com
Fri Sep 21 16:17:15 UTC 2007

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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Multi tuner setup - a few questions
> I extended my mythtv setup (1 backend with 2 tuners plus 2 
> frontends) with another 2 frontends for my parents and my 
> brother. at this point the trouble
> begun:
> 1. If someone is watching live tv and a recording begins on 
> that tuner and the other one is free, in my oppinion it 
> should 1. move the recording to a free tuner or 2. give the 
> option to change tuner. Are there plans to change this?
> It's very hard to explain them why they should go to the menu 
> and try it again. Btw. what tuner is used for live tv? the 
> one with the longest time without a recording?
> 2. If i need more tuners, especially for live tv, i can add 
> another backend, but this consumes power all the day. my idea 
> was to put a card in a frontend and mark this card only for 
> use with live tv and this frontend. But i didn't find 
> information on how to do this. Is this possible right now? If 
> not, it could be a useful feature for the next releases. It 
> could be done like ACL: 
> which tuner can be used for recordings and/or live tv and by 
> which frontend.
> thanks,
> Flo
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1.  live tv defaults to last tuner on the list
	if the listings for both cards are equal and priority is equal,
your first tuner is default for 	recording

2.  adding a tuner to the frontend, I think you need to configure the
frontend as a dual front-slave 	backend.  This will use one central
database, but give you tuner card control locally.


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