[mythtv-users] Priority Recording Issue - 2 recordings at the same time, won't happen - but plenty of tuners available

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 03:56:34 UTC 2009

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Brad DerManouelian
> <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 16, 2009, at 7:28 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>> Some facts:
>>> I have 4 tuners: PVR250, HDpc3000 and HDHR (one ATSC OTV, the other QAM)
>>> "The Closer" is only available on NTSC (PVR250).
>>> "24" is available on all tuners.
>>> "24" has a higher priority than "The Closer".
>>> Both start at 9pm
>>> Tonight,  "24" and "The Closer" are scheduled  to record. However, the
>>> scheduler did not schedule "Closer" to be recorded until 12nidnight
>>> tomorrow. "24" will be recorded on the PVR250 instead of "Closer."
>>> Why did the scheduler move "The Closer" to later recording. Why won't
>>> the scheduler move "24" on to one of the other tuners to be recorded
>>> so that "The Closer" can be recorded on the PVR250? There is nothing
>>> else being recorded at 9pm but "24". This leaves 3 tuners available.
>> I believe you have the setting that allows shows to be recorded later if
>> they are available on a "better" tuner later. If you turn off this setting,
>> it will attempt to record whatever it can even if it is available on a
>> better tuner later.
> how are "better" tuners determined. Clearly, my ATSC tuner is better
> than my NTSC (PVR250) tuner

I see that I need to read up on the Recording Priority page. I fangled
it to record simultaneously, but I don't quite understand what I did

Brad Fuller

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