[mythtv-users] PVR-150 MCE - Switching inputs
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 15 10:44:46 EST 2005
CHRIS KOTTING wrote:
>I just got my PVR-150MCE card and am getting into configuration. I'm a Myth
>newbie, but fairly conversant in Linux. All is going well thus far, but I
>have a few questions about capabilities.
>The 150 has both a coax-in to the tuner and an S-video in. I plan on using
>the S-video input for my VCR (to capture my videotapes of my daughter,
>eventually to edit them and burn to DVD), and the coax input to my cable.
>Understanding that the different inputs all feed into the same hardware
>decoder, I know that the tricks that you can do with multiple cards or a PVR-
>500 (like picture-in-picture) are out, but:
>Is there an easy way to switch the inputs from the cable-in to the S-video
>in without going into mythtvsetup?
>If I were to do it from the command-line (using ivtvctl -p) would it trip up
Myth will undo it when you start the recording in Myth. You /could/
start recording some regular channel in Myth and then switch it, but why
not just do it right...
>I'd like to work out a convienient (1 click) way to switch between
>the "recording my home videos" purpose an the "TIVO-ish" primary MythTV
>purpose. That way I won't have to document a complex multi-step process for
>my less geek-inclined family members.
>(It would also be cool to be able to watch live TV and flip back and forth
>between the channel the PVR-150 tuner is on and the channel the VCR is tuned
You just need to create a new video source and assign it to a channel.
Lots in the archives about this. Search on VCR.
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