[mythtv-users] Record only HD or prefer HD over SD

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Feb 3 16:53:36 UTC 2010

On 02/03/2010 11:47 AM, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> ... or if you do
>> change channel priorities, make the standard def priorities negative,
>> rather than making the high-def priorities positive.
>> See http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/419180#419180
>> (whole thread) for why priorities are probably not the answer you want.
> I've read that. Of course, in my case I'd have one card/input with
> both SD and HD content - so adding inputs/cards in a specific order
> wouldn't work.
> I note the comment in that thread about missing recordings if the
> schedule changes. That will **always** be a problem unless you have
> lots of available inputs or not many recording rules. If you don't
> have the resources to record the first showing of a program then you
> are always at the mercy of the broadcasters changing the schedules so
> that a later showing no longer exists.

The point is that when you set channel and input priorities, Myth will
/no longer/ always record the first showing--even if there are available
inputs (meaning it will leave inputs unused when shows you want to
record, but haven't yet recorded, air).  Therefore, you /could/ have
recorded the show when it first aired, but you didn't because you set
your channel priorities such that Myth said, "Simon would rather record
it on the other channel, so I won't record it now."


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