[mythtv-users] the correct way to prefer a (i.e. digital) tuner
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 22 23:11:56 UTC 2010
On 08/22/2010 06:41 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-08-22 at 15:38 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Do the capture card portion of
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 (and do
>> /not/ do the video sources portion)
> So basically, "Delete all capture cards", yes?
> Then re-add them and then re-connect their inputs to sources, yes?
>> Note, too, that it's actually the order you connect the inputs that's
>> important--not the order you add the capture cards. (Capture card order
>> affects Live TV, but input order affects recordings.)
> Ahhh. This is subtle but important! Assuming I want to prefer the
> analog cards for Live TV but the digital inputs for recordings, then
> when I add the cards back I want to add the analog cards first, but when
> I connect the inputs, I want to connect the digital inputs first?
Almost, but half-backwards.
When you enable "Avoid conflicts between Live TV and scheduled shows",
Live TV chooses the last available card first, then the 2nd to last,
etc. So you add your cards in reverse-Live-TV order (and you must
enable "Avoid conflicts between Live TV and scheduled shows" or else the
behavior is dependent on many other things).
Recordings do, however, use inputs from first to last, so you connect
inputs in desired recordings usage order.
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