[mythtv-users] How to set up multiple tuners with different channels?

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Dec 21 17:50:10 UTC 2009

Matt Emmott wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:39 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org 
> <mailto:newbury at mandamus.org>> wrote:

>     Just create another lineup using an adjoining zipcode/postcode that
>     is served by the same provider with the same channels on
>     'CableDigital' so there is some differentiation in the limeups.
> I tried that, it doesn't seem to care - if the name is the same across 
> zip codes, SD treats them as the same source.

Hmm, haven't had that problem since I have done this only with OTA 
lineups which differ in the available channels. You could try looking 
around for your cable provider in nearby areas, where *something* in the 
cable lineup is different, even if it is only the local cable channel. 
And try setting up a lineup there.
Since what you are looking for is a provider+site which has all of the 
channels you want in one of the tuner sets (and another such site which 
has the rest).
>     I am missing something here. If your HDHR can tune your CableDigital
>     lineup, why do you need a SetTopBox? Or is it for the encrypted HD
>     channels only?

> the HDHR only gets stations that broadcast in OTA HD like NBC etc, but 
> it also gets a few digital channels that aren't in the basic lineup. The 
> HD-PVR gets all the rest, including the important ones like Comedy 
> Central, HD Theater and Speed HD :-)

OK. The HDHR gets the unencrypted channels. If it wasn't for the extra 
digital channels, the answer would be to use an 'OTA' lineup for these 
channels as the xmltvid for these is the same whether OTA or cable. (The 
tuning method/data is different of course.)

>     Of course, you *could* pay for another membership! ( I am a director
>     of SD!).

> Heh, yeah, it's a great service and it's not like it costs much. The 
> wiki entry that was linked above looks like it can get the job done but 
> if it's an opportunity to pay back the folks that help me with Myth, I 
> suppose it's good all around/

There should be a way to differentiate these setups. Keep trying.

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