[mythtv-users] Adding second HDHomerun (with different channels)

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 19:18:02 UTC 2024

On Fri, Mar 1, 2024, 7:03 a.m. Daryl McDonald <darylangela at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 1, 2024 at 5:48 AM Stephen Worthington <
> stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:
>> On Fri, 1 Mar 2024 09:43:25 +0000, you wrote:
>> >On 01/03/2024 09:30, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> >> On 01/03/2024 08:03, Ian Evans wrote:
>> >>> V34
>> >>>
>> >>> Currently have an HDHomerun (let's call it Extend) with a video source
>> >>> called SD and an xmltv file called SD.xmltv.
>> >>>
>> >>> Extend is able to receive some but not all of the channels in the
>> area.
>> >>>
>> >>> I just connected a second HDHomerun (let's call it Connect). It"s
>> antenna
>> >>> is aimed in a different direction. It's able to pick up the channels
>> Extend
>> >>> can't as well as a couple of the ones it can.
>> >>>
>> >>> The SD.xmltv file contains all the locally available channels. But I
>> can't
>> >>> use SD as the video source for Connect as I then can't go into Channel
>> >>> Editor and delete from Extend and Connect the channels each one can't
>> >>> receive.
>> >>>
>> >>> Can I simply create a Video Source called, say, SDTWO and simply copy
>> >>> SD.xmtltv to SDTWO.xmltv? I had a setup like this working in the past
>> in
>> >>> the pre-xmltv Schedules Direct days, but just want to make sure that
>> I'm
>> >>> doing it correctly with xmltv.
>> >>>
>> >>> I hope what I'm asking is somewhat clear. It's been a long day. :-)
>> >>>
>> >> Yes. In fact you must. The basic idea is that any video source is
>> defined as a collection of
>> >> channels that can all be tuned in the same way using the same
>> parameters. Since you have channels
>> >> that cannot be tuned by one source, you therefore need to set up
>> another source and connect your
>> >> other tuner to that.
>> >>
>> >> You should ensure that each tuner can only tune the channels they can
>> physically receive. That way
>> >> the scheduler will only allocate a viable tuner to record from those
>> channels.
>> >>
>> >Ugh. Hit send too soon. Each source should only contain the channels it
>> can tune, so your idea of
>> >just copying the .xmltv file won't work. You will need to copy it and
>> edit out the channels in each
>> >source that cannot be tuned by that source.
>> I think I have heard that you can get Schedules Direct to create more
>> than one lineup and download separate files for each.  If so, create a
>> lineup for each source with the channels each can receive.
>> I use one line up with Schedules Direct, because it's all FTA TV. and two
> video sources in MythTV because the antenna on the roof top misses one
> channel and the antenna in my suite will get that one but not others. I
> have two HDHR Connects, one to the (rooftop) antenna and the other to the
> (in suite) intenna. Then I channel select with sdjson sqlite, for each of
> "antenna.xmltv" and "intenna.xmltv" configurations.
Same situation. All OTA. So just create two different *.xmltv files just
pulling what each one needs from the Schedules Direct lineup.


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