[mythtv-users] Freeview & Freesat combined (UK DVBT & DVBS)

Simeon Walker simbloke at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 16 13:32:08 UTC 2009

2009/3/16 Andre Newman <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk>

> What do others do with the multitude of regional variants of BBC, ITV CH4
> etc? I've left them all in in case it gives a better chance to resolve a
> conflict or something nice pops up on a regional variant. I haven't ended up
> with a Welsh or Gaelic version of anything yet but.... I noticed that BBC CI
> & Cambridge is on the same mux as BBC HD so that should help with conflicts,
> would also be good to know if there is any variation in bit rate or
> resolution like the E4+1 is better than E4 situation on Freeview.

I rename a few channel on Freesat to match Freeview, e.g. BBC 1 Wales vs.
BBC ONE Wale etc etc. This way the scheduler can decide which to record.
Then I give all the regional variations a channel priority of -1 so that it
usually records from my 'local' variation. I use EIT for both and it is
pretty reliable. The only issue I see is occasional re-rerecording when
shows are repeated with different program id's, it seems to happen most on
Five US and ITV3/4.

I have one DVB-S card and two DVB-T sticks. I do use multirec with 3
'tuners' per card. I did have a problem (just once) when there were 6
simultaneous recordings to the one disk... I now split recordings across two

Oh, I am using 0.21-fixes.

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