[mythtv-users] DVB-S multirec: how many recordings per card?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 03:16:39 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 7:15 AM, Stefan G. Weichinger <lists at xunil.at> wrote:
> Am 19.11.2010 18:14, schrieb Another Sillyname:
>> More importantly have a look at you target satellites and the channels
>> therein, now look at the Mux spread, you may well find that you never
>> have more then 2 channels that you want to watch on the same Mux
>> anyway.  If this is the case then there's little or no point
>> allocating more then 2 multi-recs per card tuner as they'll never be
>> able to record more then that.
> Hmm, this might explain why I sometimes get conflicts for recordings
> even when I would have tuners left.
> For example, wanting to record 5 things in parallel, having 2x3
> recordings set (2 cards with 3 recs each) and I get a conflict ... this
> was leading me to my question!
> I was (and am) afraid to silently miss recordings if I set that value
> too high ...
> So would I be safe anyway with a setting of 3 (and just get a conflict
> as mentioned)? Or should I go for "2"?

I have 4 per card, 2 cards a total of 8 tuners. I am on Optus D1
http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html and there are only 2 muxes I use
(the freeview ones). My system is not a speed demon, no raid, cheapest
motherboard i could buy when the old box fell over. It copes, although
it rarely records more than 4 programmes simultaneously (except
perhaps during overlaps?)

> Thanks! Stefan
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