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

Al Esch colonelguf at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 12:44:18 UTC 2018

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 7:34 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>

> 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
> tuner.
> 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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If the channel name and call sign is the same in the 2 sources, there will
only be one channel shown in the EPG
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