[mythtv-users] Is changing the source really necessary during LiveTV?

Nasa nasa01 at comcast.net
Sun May 30 12:41:52 UTC 2010

----- mythtv at derdev.com wrote:

> I have 2 tuners as Comcast DTAs for SD.  I have 2 tuners as HDHRs for
> the
> HD local broadcasts - signal also from Comcast.  I am using only one
> (1)
> SchedulesDirect listing right now for both.
> I'm able to watch LiveTV in SD or HD, but I must switch sources using
> the
> LiveTV Menu which is very low WAF to have to "know" which source is
> providing the channels.  
> What I want Myth to do is to provide a single integrated program guide
> and
> to choose the "best", available tuner source for the program selected
> for
> LiveTV.  In my vision of "correct", the user works from a system-wide
> program guide and views available programs via the "best" available
> tuner
> for that show.  MythTV would be configured how to make this decision. 
> The
> users wouldn't have to know a thing about how all the hardware is
> tied
> together.
> This would allow Mythtv to deal with scheduled recordings that occupy
> tuners.  It will - most importantly - deal with the current complexity
> of
> users having to know something about inputs vs. channels.  And, this
> would
> allow me to add 1-2 HD Comcast tuners that will provide more choice
> yet
> more complexity concerning the "best", available tuner.  
> Am I an idiot for missing a key piece of the configuration?  Did I do
> it
> backwards by having a single channel listing for multiple tuners
> (tuner
> types)? 

Yes, the problem is created by using a singe channel listing for all your

 I think there's a key piece of misconfiguration in my current
> kit
> since Myth cannot tell which channels are "bound" to which tuners, so
> maybe
> I've created the problem.  HELP please.
Create 2 listings -- one HD/SD and one SD only and apply to the appropriate tuners.
That should eliminate the problems.  I do a similar thing by having one for
digital (via comcast box/firewire) and analog (via comcast cable (analog)).

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