[mythtv] Re: Multiple tuner conflict resolution bug or feature?
joevph at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 18 04:22:24 EST 2004
For me, the LiveTV feature of Myth is just as
important as the recording mode.
I find that while I have my favorite shows that I like
to record, there are also other times where I just use
the EPG to pick the "best of a bad lot", so to speak.
For instance, right now it's 1:15AM, and normally I'm
not up this late, but I am because I can't sleep, so
I'm watching MSNBC Investiates right now. I wouldn't
normally record it, but because I'm up this late, it's
not so bad. Going to the EPG to record it is a bit of
a pain, because then I have to remember to delete it
after I watch it (and if I don't watch the entire
episode, then it's even more of a waste, I think).
I happen to have two tuners, so if something were to
be recorded, I'd love to have it record on the second
tuner, so that I can continue to watch LiveTV on the
first tuner. If a second program needs to be
recorded, then I'd gladly give up the first tuner
(currently watching LiveTV) for the recording (but
that rarely happens).
I looked into changing the scheduler to do something
like this a few of months ago, but gave up when I
realized the complexity in it. I have a very simple
setup, two tuner cards both using analog cable, in the
same MythTV machine. There are many other
combinations that could be problematic.
--- Mark Chou <mechou at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Stephen D,
> Correct me if I'm wrong.....
> The concern of sports fans such as yourself is the
> games can possibly
> run overtime, and the EPG does not generally account
> for overtime. That
> and the instant replay feature in myth.... Am I
> If so, I'd agree with David Engle. Record it thru
> the guide, but set a
> large post roll time so you wont miss overtime. And
> watch it in near
> time as it is being recorded. All the pros and cons
> David Engle
> mentions would still hold.
> And I haven't checked lately, but you can still
> schedule a "manual"
> recording, which would be another possibility......
> I don't watch sports via myth myself since the
> motion compensation in HW
> is still too poor anyway..... So given the
> alternatives I still don't
> see a compelling case for leaving a card free for
> live tv.
> David Engle wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 08:16:27AM +0200, Stephen
> Davies wrote:
> > On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, Mark Chou wrote:
> > > Like I mentioned
> > > earlier, it's really tough for me to fathom
> someone still wanting to
> > > have an encoder for live-tv purposes if they
> have myth.
> > Live sport.
> Schedule it to be recorded through the guide, then
> watch it very near
> live as it is being recorded.
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