[mythtv-users] digital vs analog stations
Timothy E. Krantz
tkrantz at stahurabrenner.com
Fri Jan 18 21:47:38 UTC 2008
> > Was wondering if someone could give me a hint.
> > I just got my Pinnacle 800i card working with MythTv.
> > If I configure it to MythTV using the /dev/video0 device and scan
> > stations I get my cable providers analog stations only.
> > If I configure it with the /dev/dvb/adapter0 device and scan for
> > stations using terristrial or QAM-256 I get my providers
> > digital stations.
> > Is there a way to get both sets of stations? Itr seems
> inadvisable to
> > leave both defined to MythTV because I am sure bad things
> would happen
> > if the scheduler tried to use them both at the same time.
> Why would that be a problem?
> If you have different versions of the same channel, then
> MythTV will "just pick one" when something appropriate
> happens to come on. If you have some reason to favor one
> input over the other then you can set an input level
> priority, a channel level priority or just mark certain
> channels as not visible.
My guess is that it would be a problem if the scheduler tried to schedule 2
recordings on the same card on different channels. i.e one on the dvb
driver instance of the card and one on the v4l driver instance. nAre you
sayiung that is a non issue?
> I use this approach to record local content that is
> rebroadcast via DirecTV either off of dtv or OTA depending on
> how good my OTA signal for a particular channel is.
> > Any input greatly appreciated.
> Just connect them both, get both running and recording
> and then tweak the various priority rules until you get the
> desired results.
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