[mythtv-users] Channel not recording unless visible on second tuner

Kenneth Emerson kenneth.emerson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 14:30:01 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Justin Garrison <rothgar at 1n73r.net> wrote:

> I have a HDHR and HD-PVR and because of that I have channels 2-13 available
> in HD for 3 separate recordings (2 for HDHR and 1 for HD-PVR). However, I
> only want the shows to show up once in the guide because it is annoying to
> have the show repeat itself when scrolling through the guide. In the past I
> have just un-marked the HDHR channels as visible and haven't had problems.
> Recently however if the channel is not visible in the guide, MythTV will not
> use it. If the HD-PVR is in use, the channels show as unavailable
> (grayed out) and a recording will fail on those channels if I am watching
> live TV with the HD-PVR.
> This is especially frustrating with the Olympics on channel 4 (NBC) right
> now. If I am watching live TV with the HD-PVR then the Olympics recording
> fails.
> Can someone help me with this problem without just always leaving the HDHR
> channels visible in the guide? As soon as the channel is marked as visible
> MythTV will use both tuners available on the HDHR and I don't run into
> conflicts.
> Thanks
> --
> Justin Garrison
> 1n73r.net

> I believe you just need to make the xmltvid numbers are identical for
> channels that receive the same schedule info.  You can do this from mythweb
> (Settings,TV,Chan Info).  If you subscribe to ScheduleDirect, these IDs are
> available on their web site when you set up your sources.

-- Ken
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