[mythtv-users] Prefering a tuner while avoiding conflicts

DryHeat122 . dryheat122 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 00:38:28 UTC 2019


On Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 3:35 AM Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>
wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:43:25 -0700, you wrote:
>
> >I recently added a HDHR OTA tuner (#2) to my existing HDPVR tuner (#1)
> that
> >records from a cable set-top box.
> >
> >There is channel overlap between the tuners.  But #2 is not as reliable as
> >#1, so I would always prefer to record from #1.  However I also want to
> >fall back to #2 in cases where it would resolve recording conflicts on #1.
> >
> >Is it possible to set things up this way for any show that airs on #1 &
> >#2?  I've hunted around on the recording rules menus, have tried a few
> rule
> >configurations, but am still not getting the desired result.
>
> You can certainly apply a higher priority to a tuner.  You do that in
> mythtv-setup > Input Connections > (select a tuner) > Interactions
> between inputs.  You can change the "Schedule order" and "LiveTV
> order" to tell the scheduler which tuners to use first.  And you can
> also give the better tuner a higher priority in the "Input priority"
> field.
>
> As well as the tuner parameters, you can do more complex things using
> the powerpriorities table.  In mythfrontend, go to Setup > Video >
> Recording Priorities > Custom Priority.  I use this to assign channels
> to tuners.  Where I live, we have 5 DVB-T multiplexes, and I have an 8
> tuner DVB-T2 card.  So I have rules that make all the channels on each
> multiplex record from one particular tuner, a different tuner per
> multiplex (the first 5 rules):
>
> MariaDB [mythconverg]> select * from powerpriority;
>
> +----------------------------+-------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
> | priorityname               | recpriority | selectclause
>                                |
>
> +----------------------------+-------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
> | TVNZ multiplex             |          20 | channel.mplexid=2 and cardid
> in (1,2,3,4,5)                  |
> | Mediaworks multiplex       |          20 | channel.mplexid=3 and cardid
> in (11,12,13,14,15)             |
> | Kordia multiplex           |          20 | channel.mplexid=4 and cardid
> in (6,7,8,9,10)                 |
> | Kordia 2 multiplex         |          20 | channel.mplexid=1 and cardid
> in (16,17,18,19,20)             |
> | Kordia 3 (Maori) multiplex |          20 | channel.mplexid=21 and cardid
> in (21,22,23,24,25)            |
> | Prime                      |          20 | channel.callsign like
> 'PRIME%' and cardid>=90 and cardid<=91 |
>
> +----------------------------+-------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
> 6 rows in set (0.00 sec)
>
> Plus I have a rule for the PRIME, PRIME+1 and PRIME HD channels to
> make them record preferentially from cardid 90 or 91 (the two multirec
> tuners assigned to my first SAT>IP DVB-S2 tuner).  I do that as PRIME
> is also available on a DVB-T multiplex, but in lower definition from
> the PRIME HD channel.  So the Prime rule gives a big priority boost to
> recording from DVB-S2, and also makes it use the first of the SAT>IP
> tuners, as if I run out of SAT>IP tuners, I want Prime recordings to
> happen as those programmes are usually not repeated.  Programmes on
> the other SAT>IP channels are normally repeated at least 2 or 3 times
> in a week.
>

Alright that gives me some things to work with.  Thanks!

>
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