[mythtv-users] Question about multiple tuner cards
bjm at lvcm.com
Sat Apr 9 23:01:25 UTC 2005
> In order to record multiple programs at once, do you need a separate
> cable/sat box for each tuner card? Or will one suffice?
Joe is correct that if the box only outputs one signal, you can
only record one thing from the box at a time. However, many
digital cable services offer the analog channels over the coax
cable. Also some cable boxes have a VCR "bypass" coax output
where the box is sort of a splitter for it self and passes
along the analog feed to another tuner device while the box is
A common configuration is that people often have one digital
cable box and two (or more) tuner cards. The digital cable box
s-video is connected to an s-video on one card and analog coax
is connected to the tuner input on the same card and all others.
This way, with two cards you can record one digital and one analog
at the same time or two analog at the same time. Myth knows that
it can only use one input per card at a time and the scheduler
will figure out the best thing to do to record your shows.
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