[mythtv-users] TV Tuners, backend PC, etc
gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 18:30:45 UTC 2011
On Dec 23, 2011 12:33 PM, "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/23/2011 11:47 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
> > On Dec 23, 2011 11:32 AM, "Simon Hobson" wrote:
> >> Diego Rivera wrote:
> >>> I'd like to be able to freely tune each TV set (via its frontend PC)
> >>> independently to a live TV stream (obviously coming from any of the
> >>> available TV tuners, on the *backend* PC). If possible, I'd like to
> >>> be able to independently initiate recording on the stream being
> >>> watched from the frontend box (i.e. to be recorded/encoded in the
> >>> backend).
> >> You can watch live TV, but it's not going to be as user friendly as
> >> you might want.
> >> AIUI, when a user selects Live TV, the system will pick a tuner for
> >> them to use. At this point, the user can only select channels
> >> available on that tuner. If they want channels from another tuner,
> >> then they must manually switch card and then select a channel.
> >> Ie, you CANNOT just select a channel number and have the system
> >> select a tuner that can provide it and is free.
> >> You really meed to educate people to not want to watch live TV ! I
> >> rarely do these days.
> > When I'm watching live TV on a QAM tuner and select a channel that is
> > available on one of my firewire tuners, Myth automatically switches
> > for me.
> Yes. What Simon says only holds true if a) you're using digital capture
> on a multi-rec tuner and b) someone else (either a recording or other
> Live TV instance) has locked the physical tuner on a multiplex, thereby
> trapping you since you don't have a "real" (physical) tuner for Live TV.
> > I prefer channel-hopping during football season. There's no way I'm
> > dedicating a tuner to each channel that has a game.
> My thoughts (and a post that will probably help Diego see the true idea
> behind MythTV's design--and why few developers have much interest in
> Live TV):
> Tuners are cheap. My time is not--especially when you're talking about
> my free time.
Wait - you *don't like* I've TV? That's the first time I've heard you
mention that since the last live TV thread ;-)
Encrypted QAM tuners aren't cheap - at least for me. Besides - I'm not
interested in watching live sports not-live.
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