[mythtv-users] New system configuration

Robert May robtmay at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 13:54:07 UTC 2010

You need one tuner per frontend if each frontend is going to watch a
different LiveTV channel at the same time.  If the frontends are only
going to watch pre-recorded stuff then you can get by with a single


On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:45 AM, Kaare Rasmussen <kaare at jasonic.dk> wrote:
>> It's a DVR like any other, just an uncommonly flexible one. If you buy
>> a Tivo, you can record from 2 different channels at once, because it
>> has 2 tuners. MythTV is the same, except you have the option of adding
>> as many tuners as you want! (I used one tuner for a long time, but
>> never for LiveTV, I just used the tuners in the TV's for that. Now
>> I've got 2 tuners, and thus far, I've only had one occasion where I've
>> wished I had 3)
> Ah, now I start to understand (I think). One recorder is enough, as you say.
> What I'm thinking about is that the tuner is connected to the server, and that
> the server distributes the live signal from any channel to the frontend that
> wants it. Don't know if that's
> a) Possible
> b) Impossible
> c) Not a task for a server
> d) Handled by another application than MythTV
> e) ...
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