[mythtv-users] Mixing dvb-t2 and dvb-t tuners.

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Sep 29 07:09:52 UTC 2011

Simon Jones wrote:

>  > I believe what you need to do is define an input for DVB-T devices,
>>  and another for DVB-T2 devices. Do channel scans for both - so one
>>  input picks up the SD only channels, the other picks up SD & HD
>>  channels.
>Wouldn't recommend keeping the SD channels on the HD tuner, I'd scan
>and then manually insert the records, choosing only the HD, so BBC HD,
>BBC 1 HD, ITV HD, C4 HD this way you can do multirec across all the
>channels as they are on the same mux without needing more than the one

But it can still do multirec whether you add the SD muxes or not. Not 
adding the SD channels on the T2 tuner means that you are restricted 
to whatever other tuner(s) you have. From the sound of it, you have 
enough other tuners that this isn't an issue, but with only one SD 
tuner, that's a lot of restriction to put on your scheduler.

The only advantage I can see of your way is that you can guarantee 
that SD recordings will never compete for the T2 tuner and so it will 
always be available for recording the HD channels. Given how 
effective I'm finding the scheduler with just one tuner, I'm not sure 
I'd be too worried about that.

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