[mythtv-users] Enabling multirec borks usability a bit.
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon Apr 19 19:27:15 UTC 2010
>I should be able to switch between any channel from the muxes sitting on each
>of the tuners. So, any channel available from the muxes that transmit
>channels 7, 9 and 10.
ASIU, the standard functionality is that you can only select channels
available in the mux that the tuner is currently tuned to - to select
anything else you must manually switch card. I'd imagine it's an
artifact from when the system was originally coded when one tuner
meant one channel - the ability to access other channels in a mux is
a bonus add on. Look on the bright side, a colleague at work looked
over my shoulder today when I was remotely adding some recording
rules with MythWeb and commented that he thought he should try it
At the moment he's using Win7 Media Centre and that does not allow
multirec - when a tuner is in use, that's it. So even if he wants to
record from channels in the same mux, he must use a different tuner
>It's the little (or not so little depending on your point of view) things like
>this that stop a few people I know from setting up MythTV. Not to mention the
>nightmare that is initial config (but at least with practice becomes easier).
I know what you mean, it is no mean feat to get a system up and
running - but it's getting 'less tricky' !
To be fair to the project, they have a HUGE target to hit. Just
consider all the various combinations of digital & analog, cable &
terrestrial & satellite, analogue & digital displays, remotes, case
front displays, ... and not least of all, a veritable plethora of
tuners and encoder devices. All this across lots of countries with
differing ideas of what the broadcast signal should be. The old
saying about the dancing bear comes to mind - the wonder is not that
it dances so well, but that it dances at all !
When a manufacturer brings an appliance PVR to market - they'll have
just one hardware platform, one transmission standard, and one
relatively small set of functionality to support. Even then, it can
be a nightmare - we've a Panasonic PVR in the house that cost a not
insignificant sum to buy, was positively bug ridden when it
eventually arrived, has had just one software update that partially
fixed some bugs, and has been dropped like a hot potato and the users
abandoned (doesn't make me want to buy another Panny product ever
again). My Myth setup is more reliable, and far more capable - though
it was harder to set up and would cost more to build from scratch.
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