[mythtv-users] SD Channel Picked Over HD

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Wed Oct 12 15:47:31 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 8:41 AM, David Engel wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 08:21:50PM -0700, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> Doing some test recordings of my newly configured HDHR Prime and I
>> discovered an odd behavior in Myth.
>> I picked a program in MythWeb listings screen and selected "Record Only
>> This Showing." This was on a channel that has both HD and SD versions,
>> in this case 730 for HD and 417 for SD. I had selected the HD listing
>> but Myth chose to record the SD channel when I really wanted the HD channel.
>> Should I put a +1 recording priority on all the HD channels? What
>> happens if I, for some reason, want the SD channel?
> Adding +1 to the HD channels should do what you want in all cases
> except possibly some very complicated, corner cases.  To explicitly
> record from an SD channel in 0.24, you'd have to use a custom rule to
> select the specific channel or SD.  In 0.25, you'll have more
> flexibility.  You can setup filters to exclude or include SD and HD as
> desired and not have to resort to custom rules.
> David

That's what I ended up doing. A custom record is a good idea: very 
specific, no way to get confused. I always forget about that.

How is the SD/HD data identified? I see the HD data in the listing 
information is rather hit or miss? Some HD shows are flagged, others not.

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