[mythtv-users] Weird logic

Pieter De Wit pieter at insync.za.net
Sun Apr 29 21:45:20 UTC 2012

On Sun, 29 Apr 2012, Michael T. Dean wrote:

> On 04/29/2012 10:54 AM, Saul A. Peebsen wrote:
>> Running 0.25 fixes.
>> I have a dual analog tuner.
>> Live TV was in one of them, there was an upcoming recording, I assumed
>> it will be using second tuner but no. The menu popped up on liveTV, I
>> did not respond, when I came back to TV it was showing the running
>> recording instead. I hit Esc because I wanted to watch it later ... and
>> that canceled the recording.
>> Why can't it use free tuners for recording?
> Because it always uses the best tuner available (meaning uses tuners based on 
> recording order you specified)--figuring that a recording you're keeping is 
> more important than Live TV that will automatically delete.

Right - so as a work around you should have something like this:

Tuner 1 - LiveTV priority 1
           Recording priority 2

Tuner 2 - LiveTV priority 2
           Recording priority 1


>>   How comes the recording was
>> canceled without any warning?
> That's a known issue--the whole "we need this tuner for a recording" popup is 
> in need of lots of fixes.
> Mike
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