[mythtv-users] TV Tuners, backend PC, etc

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 16:47:02 UTC 2011

On Dec 23, 2011 11:32 AM, "Simon Hobson" <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Diego Rivera wrote:
> >I'd like to be able to freely tune each TV set (via its frontend PC)
> >independently to a live TV stream (obviously coming from any of the
> >available TV tuners, on the *backend* PC).  If possible, I'd like to
> >be able to independently initiate recording on the stream being
> >watched from the frontend box (i.e. to be recorded/encoded in the
> >backend).
> You can watch live TV, but it's not going to be as user friendly as
> you might want.
> AIUI, when a user selects Live TV, the system will pick a tuner for
> them to use. At this point, the user can only select channels
> available on that tuner. If they want channels from another tuner,
> then they must manually switch card and then select a channel.
> Ie, you CANNOT just select a channel number and have the system
> select a tuner that can provide it and is free.
> You really meed to educate people to not want to watch live TV ! I
> rarely do these days.

When I'm watching live TV on a QAM tuner and select a channel that is only
available on one of my firewire tuners, Myth automatically switches tuners
for me.

I prefer channel-hopping during football season. There's no way I'm
dedicating a tuner to each channel that has a game.
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