[mythtv-users] Dual HDTV Tuner for Australia

Dan Harper dan at kingdomsolutions.com.au
Tue Sep 25 04:12:50 UTC 2007

On 25/09/2007, at 11:04 AM, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Carl Lewis wrote:
>> I've three tuners as well and find the third is used
>> consistently for a month or so every year, even here in Tas,
>> ratings season. The rest of the year, well as Simon indicated
>> two is 99% fine.
> Yeah that's probably quite true.  I imagine in January you probably
> could get by with zero tuners 8)

Actually, I love Mythtv because I like shows that run in January  
(eclectic tastes) and I find that the shows I like aren't mainstream  
and so get moved around timeslots without notice.  Mythtv picks up  
the changes in the guide automatically and it's all good.

Actually I am contemplating buying a third tuner:
  - I usually program recordings to start 3-5 mins before and end  
5-10 mins after (my shows not being mainstream sometimes get bumped  
out by late night news updates or something else, but the start time  
in the guide stays the same)
  - This is fine with two tuners as you can handle the overlap
  - The problem occurs when you want to record a second channel at  
the same time.  You can't have an overlap because the other tuner is  
in use.  Then, because shows always tend to run late (why is that  
anyway?) I miss the end of shows, or I have to look at the show I  
recorded after for the rest of the show.  This is not good on the  
wife acceptance factor!
  - So, I want a third tuner to get the overlap on one channel while  
recording the second


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