[mythtv-users] Odd multiple-tuner LiveTV Behavior

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 20:27:16 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> 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.

See, that's the thing.  Tuner #2 is on the same multiplex as Tuner #1.
 Tuners 3 & 4 are on the same multiplex.  Tuner 5 doesn't have the
channel that was being recorded.  It appears Myth picked the correct
tuner, but still kicked the other tuner off.

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