[mythtv-users] HDHomerun tuners in mythtv v31

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 02:18:34 UTC 2020

On 7/23/20 6:13 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
> I noticed when I add an HDHomerun tuner in V31 mythtv-setup I pick which HDHR physical device I want by IP and I seem to be able to select all 
> of them it finds on the network.

Last bullet here, which has a link to the commit and good notes:


> So I'm guessing that if I want to have 6 tuners available I can create 6 tuners in mythtv-setup and select the IP for my HDHR Quatro and Duo. I 
> also deselect the Active EIT scanning so the tuners are not constantly in use since I'm using XMLTV EPG.
> I'm guessing it creates a  pool of tuners to select from, and at record time if one is busy it moves on to another tuner either on the same 
> device or the next HDHR.
> If all the HDHR devices are connected to the same OTA antenna and receive the same channels then only one SchedulesDirect Video Source using a 
> XMLTV grabber is needed.
> I'll need 6 Input connections matching the Video source to the tuners.
> I also increase the number of simultaneous recordings to 2. I think this helps if I'm recording back to back shows on the same channel with one 
> recording overlapping the other by a minute or so. I think this saves a physical tuner.
>  From what I understand because mythtv v31 uses the TCP communication method instead of the older UDP method of talking to the HDHR, as long as 
> the maximum number of tuners don't exceed 6 in my case, other devices like an iPad running the HDHR app will all share without issue.
> So do I have this understanding about Mythtv v31 and HDHR right??
> My testing says it does, but it's a lot of testing to confirm all of this.
> Jim A


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