[mythtv-users] TV Tuners, backend PC, etc
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Dec 23 19:36:07 UTC 2011
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >> 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.
> > When I'm watching live TV on a QAM tuner and select a channel that is only
>> available on one of my firewire tuners, Myth automatically switches tuners
> > 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.
So, you are saying that if I have (say) a DVB-T tuner and a DVB-S
tuner, with different channels available on each (with some overlap),
I can go into live TV, select a channel, and Myth will switch between
tuners as required ? So I could keep pressing next-channel - and
could be flipping between the tuners all the time.
That's a very significant change from what I've been led to belive in the past.
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