[mythtv-users] unable to change channel when I've reached max number recordings on tuner

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 21 01:58:05 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 06:20 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
>> Exactly, Live TV is a contract between you and MythTV where you steal a
>> tuner away from MythTV so you have full control over that tuner.
>> Therefore, you can't have Live TV when all your tuners are otherwise
>> busy--you have to watch recordings at that point (including the
>> recording-in-progress that appears at the top of Watch Recordings).
> since you worded it like that, it makes sense now :)
> im still a bit confused over the 'multiplex' ability though. i can record 2
> shows on 1 input IF they are on the same multiplex, but yet i cant liveTV
> watch and record the same channel, if i have an available multiplex channel?
> fwiw, i record the 7h long British Touring Car. i tend to skip some races,
> as i primarily watch it for the actual BTCC race. race times are around
> 11.30am, 2pm, and 4.45pm. thats alot of fast forwarding when i'd expect to
> be able to able to watch the livetv feed on the available multiplex.
> maybe i've miss understood how livetv/recordings and multi-tuner setups
> work. with your reply Michael, it makes sense, but I'm seeing two sides to
> the coin here...

Well, the reason multirec seems different is the same reason as given in 
the last part of
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/491780#491780 .  In 
other words, it works exactly as I described in spite of the fact that 
it seems to act differently.


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