[mythtv-users] Live TV channel restrictions

Ian Oliver lists at foxhill.co.uk
Wed Feb 24 09:00:35 UTC 2010

In article <71798b431002231912q6dbb98a1j6ecce56379437e5e at mail.gmail.com>, 
Andrew Herron wrote:
> What would happen if all the tuners are in use and a recording is about to
> start and there's no tuner for it - especially if the tuners are busy due to
> different people watching different things on Live TV throughout the house,
> is still up to debate, and there may not be a "one size fits all" solution
> to it.

Personally, I would always prioritise recordings. Our use case is that 
important stuff gets recorded and Live TV is stuck on in the morning and 
evening to catch the current news, weather and traffic in an ad-hoc and low 
priority way.

My problem is that this used to be slick. Our PVR is set to auto-standby over 
night and then come on tuned to BBC News 24 first thing on a morning. So the 
TV gets turned on, and there is the news. I'm planning on doing the same with 
mythtv using the WOL and the telnet socket, but I first need to be more 
confident with Live TV so I can slowly wean everyone off the old PVR.


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