[mythtv-users] HomeRun Dual when recording ONE chan can't change to another?
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)
> 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
> 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
> to another tuner.
> There are various settings you can make to set the
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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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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