[mythtv-users] Odd multiple-tuner LiveTV Behavior

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Dec 31 20:16:46 UTC 2009

On 12/31/2009 11:42 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
> I'm watching Live TV, using Tuner #1 (HDHR tuner 1).  A show begins to
> record on Tuner #3 (HDHR tuner #2).  It kicks me out of LiveTV.  When
> I try to get back into LiveTV, I'm told that all of my tuners are
> being used, and lets me either exit or watch the one show that's
> recording.

When a show begins to record, it will use the next available tuner, 
which would be #2, not #3.  If it needs to change the multiplex, it will 
do so and kick you off LiveTV on tuner #1.  When you try to go back into 
LiveTV, it will use the now free tuner #1, however its last channel is 
on a multiplex it cannot currently tune, hence the error entering LiveTV.

Somewhere in the settings is one to 'Prevent conflicts between LiveTV 
and recordings'.  This will cause LiveTV to pull the last available 
tuner, rather than the first.

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