[mythtv-users] Line-up and different capture cards

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Mon Sep 19 18:49:39 UTC 2011

Op 19-9-2011 14:08, Eric Sharkey schreef:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 6:35 AM, Jos Hoekstra<joshoekstra at gmx.net>  wrote:
>> I got the cards setup like this:
>> Tuner 1-4: DVB-T stick
>> tuner 5-6: PVR500
>> Tuner 7: Cablestar HD2
>> Tuner 9-10: HDHR tuner 1(I reduced simultaneous recordings on the
>> cablestar from 2 to 1)
>> Tuner 11-12:  HDHR tuner2
> []
>> The problems I face are the following:
>> 1) Myth likes the PVR500 so much it lets them record everything I plan,
>> even though I'd like it to record digital.
> If I were you, I'd go into mythtv-setup, delete all your capture
> cards, and then add them back in so that the tuners are numbered best
> first.  Since the PVR500 currently has lower numbering than the HDHR,
> mythtv sees this as the preferred tuner.  I can't explain why using
> input priority isn't working, but there are subtleties there that
> often confuse people (including me) and it isn't necessary to use them
> in this case.

That doesn't make a big difference, most recordings still go to the 
PVR500, only some to the HDHR. Now some recordings even get duplicated 
and recorded on both the hdhr and the pvr.

>> 2) Myth cannot tune the Cablestar after I scan channels on the HDHR or
>> vice versa.
> I can't think of why that would be.  You're sure you've set these up
> to use independent video sources?
> Eric
> _______________________________________________

Yup, I set up ones for PVR500, HDHR, DVBC and DVBT, I connected those 
via program name and callsign but that doesn't seem to help and 
connecting them with xmltv-id doesn't either.

Just so I understand it clearly, it is possible to just use an 
xmltv-grabber based source and use that for both digital and analog? I 
mean, I should in theory be able to use only one source and then connect 
the analog channels with frequencies I setup and digital via scan in 
mythtv-setup? Would I need to scan on every digital card, or just one?


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