[mythtv-users] SD Channel Picked Over HD

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Oct 12 16:28:03 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 09:01:43AM -0700, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> On 10/12/2011 8:54 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
> > Jim, in the case of UK listings, there can be a difference in SD/HD content.
> > for example in the UK, channel4 have identical SD and HD channel
> > broadcast. however, some of the older simpsons episodes will display in
> > 4:3 ratio on the HD channel. channel4 dont seem to scale the image, so
> > the SD channel would be favourable.
> That's a good point. It applies here in the US too. We keep a few 
> episodes of the Simpsons around as entertainment filler. Of course, the 
> recent seasons are in HD. But the many, many older seasons are in 4:3 
> SD. I've been just recording everything on the HD channel. If I could, 
> I'd prefer to record the older episodes on the SD channel and save a bit 
> of storage space. Is there any way in 0.24.1 to do this?

If you want to do that for all programs on some channels, set your SD
channels at 0, your HD channels at -1 and set the HD priority at 2.
If you only want to do that for some programs, you'll need to use
custom priorities.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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