[mythtv-users] MCE vs Myth (with added problem with myth)

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Apr 14 14:08:38 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 07:13:22AM -0600, Stephen Atkins wrote:
> On 4/14/2011 6:08 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> > On 14/04/2011 05:23, brianr69 at gmail.com wrote:
> > Scheduling: all I do is pick the the series I want to record and tell
> > Mythtv to record the episode where ever it can find them. It sorts out
> > for me exactly when and on which channel, moving things about to avoid
> > ever trying to record more programs at once than my tuners can handle.
> > It will find HD transmissions if possible and fall back to SD if it
> > can't - and also avoid repeats of course.
> >
> > Bookmarks: it doesn't matter what I'm watching, recorded TV, downloaded
> > videos or DVDs, if I stop watching something and go back to it later,
> > Myth has remembered where I was in it.
> >
> > MultiRec: I can record many more programs simultaneously than I have
> > tuners, provided some share a multiplex.
> I actually run both a MCE and Myth boxes.  When scheduling on the MCE 
> box I can only tell it to record ever episode of "The Big Bang Theory" 
> but there is no way to tell it to only record first run episodes and 
> don't rerecord episodes it already has.  That and I'm stuck using their 

    ...ouch. That has to bite. Sounds like something that would unecessarily
keep tuners busy when they don't really need to be. Sounds like something that
would either cause extra conflicts or require more tuners.


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