[mythtv-users] mythtv FE/BE combo for an RV?

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 17:59:41 UTC 2019

While on a recent 4 month RV trip my main mythtv backend at home ran 
great and recorded all our show.  I tried to use an RP3B+ to provide 
similar OTA DVR features in my RV as we moved around.  I could not get 
this working with Mythtv Light before I left.  So on the RP3  B+, I used 
LibreELEC and TVH server/client and it sort of worked, but a big pain to 
setup each stop and it was not forgiving on signal issues in remote areas.

So now that I'm home I'm trashing the RP3 B+ and going to build a mythtv 
FE/BE combo on a Intel NUC with Xubuntu 18.04 LTS and Mythtv v30. I have 
it working with HDHR Connect Duo tuners and EIT EPG data.

So my questions are these:

1.  The System Information page asks the question, Is mythfilldatabase 
running?  I think that I can ignore this since my guide data is OTA EPG 
provided by me setting the Video Sources to EIT only.  Right??

2. When I move locations in the RV, obviously I need to rescan for the 
new channels.  I'm thinking something like: in mythtv-setup run the 
channel scan in Input Connections on the first tuner and the rest will 
just follow along? Then allow time for the EPG data to fill in.


Jim A

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