[mythtv-users] Multi-rec - thoughts about max no. of recordings

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 18:36:05 UTC 2008

On Jan 21, 2008 12:15 PM, Paul Mason <latepaul at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, this weekend I rebuilt my Myth box with svn 15504 in order to get
> multi-rec.
> It's all working very nicely but I was wondering about the setting of "max
> no. of recordings" on the capture card. This is what turns a single real
> tuner into a number of "virtual tuners" I guess. It defaults to 2. My system
> has a single SATA2 disc (16Mb cache, 7200rpm IIRC) and my recordings
> partition is using xfs. I've got a single Nova-T 500 i.e. 2 physical
> tuners.
> So I've been thinking about whether I want to increase this value or not.

Keep in mind also that simultaneous recordings from one card are only
available for channels that share a multiplex.  At least with my QAM
provided lineup from Comcast, this results in 3 or 4 sets of 2 channels.
Meaning for me, it would be pointless to increase beyond 2 because I simply
don't have more than 2 channels sharing a multiplex.

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