[mythtv-users] Some first impressions
RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org
Sat Mar 10 07:29:44 UTC 2012
On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 16:30 +0000, Simon Hobson wrote:
> I think you are confusing physical and logical tuners. Digital (ATSC
> or DVB) is a relative newcomer, and supporting multirec was therefore
> a "grafted in" feature that might not have been done the same way if
> starting with a clean sheet. For a digital tuner, you can set the
> number of tuners and this controls how many virtual instances are
> created. Setting the tuner count to 2 means that you have two virtual
> tuners (they show as separate tuners elsewhere in Myth) - but with
> the limitation that they share a single physical tuner and hence must
> both be working with the same digital multiplex.
> What you should find is that you can record up to four programs at
> once with your current setup - but 2 of them must be from a single
> multiplex, and the other two must be from a single multiplex.
> Part of the confusion is down to the historical practice of treating
> "channel" (=frequency) and "channel" (=collection of broadcast
> content) as the same. With DVB, there are typically multiple
> "channels" on each frequency.
I get channels 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3. Are you saying I could record all 3
(if I set 3 virtual tuners) off a single hardware tuner, leaving the
other hardware tuner (in the HDHR box) still available to record
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