[mythtv-users] MythTV has decided to record almost everything in SD

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 13:03:01 UTC 2011

I replaced my HD-PVR with an HDHomeRun Prime (3 tuner) about two weeks ago.
After that, most of the recordings that were scheduled on HD non clear QAM
channels have changed to their SD counterparts. I don't think the QAM has
anything to do with it, as all my recordings are via CableCard, but I
mention it because it appears that channels I used to get in clear QAM
(local news stations) are still recording on their HD channels. In addition,
HD channels that don't have SD counterparts (HD Theater, Palladia) are still
recording in HD. Channels like Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, TBS and FX
are all recording in SD.

I just took a look at MythWeb and sorted by show, and I see that before the
switch, Conan was on channel 745 (TBS HD) and after the switch it's now on
33 (TBS SD). I have checked the HDHomeRun webpage's Channel Lineup page, and
channel 745 is still there. I just looked at the Channel editor in mythweb,
and 745 is there as well. However, this is weird - I have 3 SourceID's: 1, 3
and 4. 3 and 4 have 745 and my other HD channels, but 1 has a bunch of wacky
super-high-numbered channels. So, it appears I have a couple questions here:

1) Any idea why MythTV decided to record everything in SD?
2) How can I tell which sourceid in MythWeb corresponds to which source in
Mythtv-Setup? 2b) Does SourceID mean tuner? Or is it just a stale source for
my defunct HD-PVR or really defunct HDHR non-Prime?
3) I was messing with the recording schedules for The Daily Show last night
and couldn't figure out a way to change the channel it planned to use from
49 (SD) to 717 (HD). I ended up deleting the schedule and creating a new
one, although now that schedule is nowhere to be found. Am I missing an
easier way to do this?
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