[mythtv-users] Help needed for MultiRec

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 15 13:07:04 UTC 2010

On 15 June 2010 14:03, Another Sillyname <anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 15 June 2010 13:45, Alan Ferrero <alanf at tin.it> wrote:
>>>> I checked the Kernel output looking for clues and noticed that my card's
>>>> firmware (needed to operate the satellite part of it) got loaded 3 times
>>>> (the third one, when I first selected "Watch TV") which is exactly the
>>>> number of max recordings I previously set.
>>> I'm not convinced there's a connection - if you set it to 5, do you
>>> see 5 attempts load the firmware? 3 seems like it might just be
>>> coincidence.
>>> - Chris
>> Hi, thanks for answering! :)
>> I believe there's definitely a connection: I attempted various settings
>> and the firmware gets always loaded as many times as "max number of
>> recordings".
>> Also, in the "Information Center" (frontend), there are correctly listed
>> 6 available tuners (3 satellite, 3 terrestrial) but they are numbered
>> from 15 to 20; shouldn't it be 1-6?
>> Alan
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> You've added and deleted tuners...they stay in the sql database to
> avoid conflict.
> If you want to 'clean' the database you'll have to delete the existing
> tuners, shut down mythtv-setup, shut down the mythbackend service,
> restart the mysql database, restart mythbackend, re run mythtv-setup
> and re-install the tuners.
> Even using the above procedure it's sometimes not cleared them
> properly and I've resorted to manually going into the database and
> removing the tuner settings, while mythbackend was stopped of course.
> I'd suggest doing this as keeping the tuners in a sensible order makes
> life easier later.  Also it's pretty unlikely you'll need more then 2
> multi rec tuners on a satellite feed because of the way the satellite
> mux's are set up.
> Regards

Sorry lastly......

If I've read your thread correctly you're using a Hauppauge 4000?  I
thought that the Hauppauge 4000 only allowed either DVB-T or DVB-S to
be used one at a time?  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, I was
under the impression that part of the silicon on the card was shared
between -T and -S and as a consequence it was either one or other in
use at any one time.

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