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

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Sat Sep 1 20:54:28 UTC 2012

Joseph Fry wrote:
>             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)
>             Thanks!
>             Lee
>             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.
>         Please avoid top posting (put your reply's below the quoted
>         content).
>         Anyway, in mythtv-setup, when you are mapping sources to
>         tuners, there is an option to set the recording priority and
>         the livetv priority.  I'm pretty sure it was there in 0.24?
>         Essentially when entering livetv it will choose the tuner with
>         the lowest livetv priority; if you set the livetv priority to
>         0 that tuner will not be available when entering livetv.  The
>         same goes for the recording priority.
>         Are you running 3 HDHR Prime's with cable cards, or are you
>         using QAM, or ATSC?  I only ask because if you have 6 physical
>         tuners, you could have 2 or 3 times that with virtual tuners
>         (unless they are Prime's with CC's), that many tuners may
>         influence the way I'd set the priorities, so I won't make any
>         recommendations.
>     I am using the tuners with OTA programming only.  These are the
>     non cable tuners.
>     The only place so far I can find a priority setting is under
>     inputs, input priority.
>     I understand this to be a way to choose a better capture source
>     over a worse one, but I may be wrong.
> First of all, open each tuner in mythtv-setup  and set the number of 
> virtual tuners to 2 or 3... this way if you record 2 subchannels of 
> the same channel at the same time, you will only use one physical 
> tuner.  On your TV you would see this as 47-1, 47-2, 47-3 for example.
> I guess recording/livetv priority was one of the new features in 0.25. 
>  In 0.24, you can set each tuner's priority and in the settings menu 
> on the frontend you will find settings talking about livetv and 
> scheduling (been a while)... but one of those settings will make live 
> tv use the lowest priority tuner available; which with that many 
> tuners, will likely not be used by the scheduler if you set the 
> priorities in the section you described above.
> I HIGHLY recommend upgrading to 0.25 or even 0.26... there are issues, 
> but I am much happier with 0.25.
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Thanks Joseph!

I will probably just end up going to .25 anyhow, but I hate to do so, 
because it was hell getting everything working the way I want with my 
hardware, hulu, etc.
I also want to find a way to enable voice menus for my wife.



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