[mythtv-users] EIT Active scan

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 23:17:22 UTC 2019

> On Aug 13, 2019, at 6:59 PM, Klaas de Waal <klaas.de.waal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 at 00:02, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When setting up a HDHR tuner in a OTA EPG/EIT system what is the recommended setting for the Activate Active EIT Scan?  When testing a HDHR Quatro on the main network I’ve left it unchecked so the tuners can be shared.  In this configuration when and how are the EIT scans for EPG data run?
>> What I’ve discovered is even after 5 minutes there is nothing in the Guide, but if I select a channel and watch it then most of the time the guide populates.
>> Can someone explain this to me?
> If you watch or record a channel then you do not only receive the
> channel but also the EIT information when that is present. Only if you
> check the box for Active EIT then the tuner is used to receive EIT
> also when the tuner is not in use for recording or watching live TV. I
> recommend to configure the first tuner of your HDHR for Active EIT and
> the other three tuners not. The other three tuners are then available
> for other use if MythTV is not using them.
> Cheers,
> Klaas.

I’ll make the change on a tuner and see what happens.  Thanks, for the suggestion.

Jim A

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