[mythtv-users] Deal with non-HD in SD only frontends?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Dec 21 12:16:53 UTC 2009

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 12/20/2009 09:34 PM, Michael Drons wrote:
>> How do I configure SD frontends to only use compatible tuners?  I have 
>> the following tuners in my backend
>> HDPVR  -- tuner id 1
>> PVR500
>> PVR250
>> and my SD frontends always try and use the HDPVR when starting livetv.
> Right now your only option is to configure your system such that LiveTV 
> always defaults to the standard-def only cards.  I don't feel like 
> describing how, so I'll link you to a completely unrelated post with a 
> lot of info on how the LiveTV capture card is chosen with the 
> many/various settings and let you figure out the configuration to use.  
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/369358#369358
>> Does/should the FE send a QUERY message for the tuner type?
> I personally think that the extra code and settings to allow users to 
> specify "this is an underpowered system that can't play back some types 
> of video" is not worth the cost of time to implement, test, and 
> maintain.  IMHO, any MythTV user should get frontends capable of playing 
> the content they have.
> But, if you feel like implementing some functionality, feel free to do 
> so.  I won't be the one reviewing the patch or deciding whether to 
> commit it, so feel free to ask the other devs their thoughts on the 
> matter/try to sell the idea to them.
...so what you're saying is, once I've bought one HDTV I should be forced to 
upgrade all my other TVs to HD?


Mike Perkins

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