[mythtv-users] HDHomerun tuners in mythtv v31
Klaas de Waal
klaas.de.waal at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 06:16:53 UTC 2020
Yes, your understanding is correct.
For some configuration documentation, see
You can also enable the "Schedule as a Group" in the Input Connections
window and then virtual tuners are created on demand.
On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 at 01:15, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com> 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.
> 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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