[mythtv-users] Backends and tuners

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 19:40:14 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>

> On Jun 16, 2008, at 12:19 PM, Tero Mäntyvaara wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Can I install  tuner cards only in master backend, if I got master and
> > slave backends?
> No, you can install tuner cards in both your master and slave backend.
> In fact, that is the only supported configuration. Every backend must
> have a tuner associated with it. If you do not have a tuner on the
> machine, there is no reason to have a backend running.

Not entirely true, it could be useful for job processing (commflag, etc) but
that can be better served by mythjobqueue rather than a slave backend.

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