[mythtv-users] How to record a particular station on only one of many tuners?

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 15:03:09 UTC 2007

On 10/1/07, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/10/2007, Stephen Hocking <stephen.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a backend with three tuners and two possible sources of OTA
> > signal. One of the antennas gets perfect reception for every available
> > station except one, which I'll call SBS (because that's its name). The
> > other antenna gets mediocre reception for every channel except SBS,
> > which comes over clear as a bell, without any glitches at all. Is
> > there anyway of binding a  channel to just one tuner?
> Create two video sources containing all of the channels. For the first
> source which does not get good SBS reception, increase the recpriority
> (via the Channel Editor) for all non-SBS channels. For the second
> source which has good SBS reception, increase the recpriority for SBS.
> MythTV determines which is the 'best' channel/source combination to
> record from  by totalling the video source's and channel's recording
> priorities. This should ensure that non-SBS channels are recorded from
> the first source (with good general reception) and that SBS is
> recorded from the second source having better SBS reception.
> This solution still allows MythTV to record channels from the other
> lower-quality source if necessary when scheduling conflicts arise, but
> will mean that by default *all* channels will be recorded from the
> highest quality source first.
> --
> Nick Morrott

You may also want to seriously consider enabling "Reschedule Higher
Priority" so it can potentially hold off and wait for the better
tuner, given a conflict on a show with reruns available.


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