[mythtv-users] LiveTV on multiple backends

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 00:21:01 UTC 2009

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 12:50 PM,  <mythtv at can2002.nospammail.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've scanned through the archives without a definitive answer - I hope
> someone can assist me.
> I installed a master backend server a while ago based on a Nova 500T
> tuner card.  It's been working a treat (with a couple of
> laptop-frontends) and I've recently taken the plunge and bought a media
> PC to install in my living room.  I initially got it running as a
> frontend only, and it was working as expected.  I then installed a
> PVR-350 card in the new PC and connected it via S-video to my Sky DVB-S
> STB.  It tool a little fiddling, but my existing master backend now sees
> it (for example, when looking in the 'backend status' in MythWeb, I see
> an addtional controller on a 'remote' backend).  I've also been able to
> schedule recordings on the new backend.
> The only outstanding item is to be able to access live TV on the new
> backend via my existing Frontends (the two laptops).  If I select the
> 'Watch TV' option on either of the laptops, the only channels available
> are the original DVB-T channels on the master-backend.  In contrast, if
> I select 'Watch TV' on the new media combined frontend/backend PC, the
> only channel available is the one I created to represent the S-video
> input.  I've tried the 'C' and 'Y' keystrokes on all my frontends to no
> avail - am I missing a vital point here?
> For reference, I'm running Ubuntu Karmic Koala on all the machines with
> the latest distro version of Myth.

try m(enu) |switch tuners (or is it switch inputs? - not in front of
it right now)

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