[mythtv-users] tuners and lineups and channels, oh my

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 22:00:04 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Peter Abplanalp
<pta-myth at psaconsultants.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Brad DerManouelian
> <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2008, at 6:59 AM, Peter Abplanalp wrote:
>>> so i'm exepecting my shiny new hdhomerun today and i'm wondering what
>>> the best way to integrate it into my setup is.  i currently have a
>>> master backend and 2 slave backends.  the master has a stb that feeds
>>> one tuner, each slave backend has a tuner that has the cable plugged
>>> into the back and thus is getting the analog channels.
>>> i'm planning
>>> on adding another slave backend just for the hdhomerun.
>> Why run another whole machine for the HDHR? Just attach it to your
>> network and set it up as another device on your master backend. Save
>> yourself a bit of cash on your electric bill, save the earth and all
>> that.
> a couple reasons, 1) i'm looking to add more disk space to the whole
> system and i'm out of bays in my master backend; and, 2) my master
> backend is also a frontend and i'm uncertain of it being able to
> handle 2 more hd feeds to record and still be able to do its front end
> job while it's comm flagging and such.
>>>  currently i
>>> am using 2 lineups from schedules direct, the analog and the digital
>>> for my zip code.  although these are essentially the same, i thought
>>> it easier to use the 2 lineups than to try and setup two video sources
>>> that use the same lineup.  now it seems to me that i am going to have
>>> to perform the differing channels for 2 video sources that use the
>>> same lineup.  (i hope my terminology is correct)
>>> can anyone make a suggestion on how i should proceed?
>> Maybe this should be a FAQ since I keep answering the same question.
>> Here's my response from yesterday:
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/351646#351646
> thanks very much for the pointer.

I thought I would add that typically the available QAM channels on
cable are the same as the over the air channels, so the lineup you use
for your HDHomerun will probably be the "Local Broadcast Listings" in
schedules direct.  This is the way it was for me at least.

It was supposed to be so Easy.

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