[mythtv-users] Channel changing question with HD-PVR

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 21 04:29:30 UTC 2010

On 01/20/2010 11:22 PM, Fred Hamilton wrote:
> I have an HD-PVR-based system.  It works really well - picture quality is
> much better (almost perfect) and filesizes are smaller than I expected.
> However when I'm recording two shows back-to-back on the same channel, Myth
> sends a channel change command, even though it's staying on the same
> channel. This wouldn't be a huge problem except it takes AGES for my cable
> box to respond, so I lose 20 seconds or so.
> Is there a way to tell Myth not to change channels if it's already on the
> channel it needs to be on?  I understand that changing the channel before
> every program starts is the conservative way to do it, but I want to live
> dangerously!
> Cheers...

No.  Myth always resets everything as if it was starting from scratch
just in case something bad happened during the previous recording.


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