[mythtv-users] 2 tuners, 2 antennas, 2 EPG

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 12:34:25 UTC 2018

I'm trying to understand the proper way to set this up. I have 2 
antennas pointed in different directions connected to 2 HDHR tuner 
boxes. However, all of the TV channels are included in the same channel 
listing by Zipcode from SchedulesDirect. So updating the EPG from SD 
gives me all the data, it's just needs to be separated somehow.

A crud example is tuner A gets channels 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1, while tuner B 
get 10.1, 11.1, and 12.1.  Both tuners get channels 20.1, 30.1, and 40.1

I think I need 2 EPG from SD. I'm also think I need to do this by 
setting Input Connections in mythtv-setup for each group of stations by 

So my confusion comes in managing the 2 list.  I'd like to not see 
duplicates in the program guide on Mythfrontend or Kodi-pvr-mythtv. And 
most importantly I want each channel list to keep the tuners from 
recording on the wrong channels.

Using XMLTV json sqlite I can create 2 EPG databases by different name 
and trim those list exactly.  I can also use Channel Editor to make 
invisible any channel.

But how do I avoid duplicates in the EPG I see in Mythtv-frontend for 
the channels that could be recorded by both tuners? As a side benefit, 
I'd like to avoid excessive data pulls from SD.

Jim A

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