[mythtv-users] mythhdhrrecorder setup

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 17:05:10 UTC 2018

On 12/8/18 11:10 AM, Jay Harbeston (ISeePeople) wrote:
>> On Dec 8, 2018, at 9:37 AM, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:jfabernathy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On 12/6/18 12:51 PM, John P Poet wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:46 AM John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com 
>>> <mailto:jppoet at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>     On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:42 AM James Abernathy
>>>     <jfabernathy at gmail.com <mailto:jfabernathy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>         On 12/6/18 12:21 PM, glen wrote:
>>>>         On Thu, 2018-12-06 at 11:53 -0500, James Abernathy wrote:
>>>>>         I’ve giving this a test.  On the wiki it states in part: 
>> Okay so I've made some progress here but have some questions.  I 
>> assumed these instructions were out of date and referred to Gary's 
>> PDF "Use of the HDHR Premium TV service with MythTV".
>> I don't have the Premium service but thought I'd follow the 
>> instructions exactly to better learn some things about 
>> mythhdhrrecorder and external recorders. So using a Virtualbox ubuntu 
>> 18.04 system I build up mythtv 29.1 as normal, but followed the PDF 
>> to setup the tuners.  I got it working except for the premium 
>> channels as expected.
> If you will only be using OTA on the external recorder, you will not 
> be able to use the virtual tuners. Ie record 10.1, and 10.2, 10.3 at 
> the same time on one tuner. It will require 3 separate physical tuners 
> for the above. I configure my HDHRs with 4 virtual tuners.
 From my understanding the virtual tuners and multiplexed sub channels 
are 2 different things. I've setup each tuner as capable of 1 channel 
max for recording. so with my Quatro and Duo I have a total of 6 
channels max.
> I do understand the exercise as an experiment however, but wouldn’t be 
> good for production.
>> So what I think I have right is:
>> 1. mythhdhrrecorder switches to tcp and virtual channels so 
>> mythtv-setup can't be used to scan the channels.
>> 2. if I follow the PDF instructions but don't include the HDHR 
>> Premium lineup, but include my zipcode lineup, it will work for 
>> normal OTA ATSC channels.
>> Currently I'm using Record priorities to set a Custom Priority Rule 
>> to make sure my HDHR Connect is used for a local channel I'm having 
>> problems with.  I can't let it record with the HDHR Quatro. I'm also 
>> able to set LiveTV priorities to keep the Connect higher priority 
>> than the Quatro.
> One thing I did since I have a couple of hdhr4-2us tuners is I 
> assigned both tuners of one of the hdhr4s to the external recorder for 
> each tuner to SD Premium. The 2 tuners of the other hdhr4 are assigned 
> normally to OTA as hd homerun tuners within the setup.
>> I'm looking for ways to do this with the mythhdhrrecorder method.  
>> I'm thinking I could create external recorders with the --hdhr <id> 
>> options so I could call them out in my custom priority rules??
When I setup the input connections to each External recorder I 
classified them as Quatro0-1 and Duo 0-1.  That way I think to can setup 
the customer record priorities to make sure Channel 11-1 is only 
recorded on the Duo just as I am now with standard HDHR tuner setup.
> Priorities are set in mythtv-setup when you assign the schedules 
> direct source to the tuner.
> If you aren’t going to use SD premium, you are better off using the 
> HDHR tuner setup within mythtv as mentioned above.
> Regards,
> Jrh
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