[mythtv-users] HomeRun Dual when recording ONE chan can't change to another?

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Sat Sep 1 03:38:17 UTC 2012

Hi Joseph!

Can you please elaborate on how and where I would set that up?  I now 
have 3 HD HomeRun Dual tuners. (6 tuners)



Joseph Fry wrote:
>         Just wondering where I went wrong.
>         If a program is recording on one channel, for some reason I
>         can't change to another, even though it's a dual tuner.
>         Change channel, it jumps back to the program currently being
>         recorded.
>         I have it setup according to the documentation on MythTV wiki
>         regarding the HomeRun Dual tuner.
>     If you have configured virtual tuners and your LiveTV session
>     happens to land on a virtual that shares the same physical, you
>     can't change to anything other than what that tuner is locked
>     into. You need to change tuner using "C" (default key) and switch
>     to another tuner.
> There are various settings you can make to set the priority for 
> recording/live tv on your tuners as well.  I have 5 tuners, they are 
> set with recording priority from 1-5 and live tv priority from 5-1... 
> so essentially if I go into live TV it uses tuner 5, and my recordings 
> try to use the lowest numbered tuner available.  With just 2 tuners, 
> it's harder because often the scheduler will need to make use of the 
> second tuner for various reasons.
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