[mythtv-users] Input device used is different based on whether I click in guide or type in channel number

Will Dormann wdormann at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 21:38:01 UTC 2022

Hi folks,

I've got a weird tuning issue with MythTV (0.29.1) that I mentioned a 
long time ago, but never really got a answer that worked for me.  So I 
figure I'll try again.

I have a MythTV with an HD-PVR and a 3-input HD-Homerun prime.  Due to 
speed of channel changing and also the age of the HD-PVR, I'd prefer the 
latter device to be, well, preferred by MythTV.

If I watch Live TV, it uses the HDHR.  If I type in the channel number 
of the one I want to go to, it stays on the HDHR.  This is good.  *BUT*, 
if I use the program guide and click on the channel I want to go to, it 
uses the HD-PVR for some reason.

I've tried playing with the "Schedule order" and "Live TV order" 
settings in mythtv-setup, to no avail.  Where I left it is having the 
Input Priority the same across all 4 input devices, and setting the 
Schedule order and Live TV order of the HD-PVR to 99, and 1, 2 and 3 for 
the HDHR inputs.  However, any time I use the guide to change the 
channel, it goes to the (order 99) HD-PVR input rather than any of the 
(order 1, 2, or 3) HDHR inputs.

Is there something special about changing channel via the guide that 
causes the input-device-selection logic to be swapped vs. what happens 
when I input a channel number?   And if so, is there something I can do 
to get the HDHR inputs to be preferred, regardless of how I change the 


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