[mythtv-users] How to deal with same channels on different tuners?

David Engel david at istwok.net
Thu Aug 25 21:03:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 01:28:45PM -0700, Daniel Born wrote:
> My setup has an HD stb going through an HD-PVR and an HVR2250
> recording analog cable channels (2 tuners).
> Most of the time, things work fine when the programs have episode
> descriptions and my use of "any time any channel" is able to tell
> that I don't want to record a particular episode more than once.
> However, when there is no description (or subtitle), the scheduler
> will decide to record the show on tuner 1 (HD) say on channel 609
> and then on tuner 2 (analog cable) say on channel 7 and also on
> tuner 3 (other analog cable) also on channel 7!
> The thing is, all of those channels broadcast _exactly_ the same
> thing! One in HD and the other two in SD. I've resorted to finding
> out the frequency of the show I want to record (usually daily or
> weekly) and then changing the rule to "find daily" or "find weekly"
> to limit the simultanous recording of the same show.
> What would be ideal (I think) is that I could identify that all
> these channels broadcast _always_ the same thing and to never record
> simultaneously on those channels.
> Most of the time, things are fine because there is more uniquely
> identifying info to use but occasionally, there isn't. What's the
> best way to deal with this?

Please see http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc12.6,
particularly the section labeled "Matching Callsigns."

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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