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Jun 6, 2012, 1:33 PM
Post #24 of 30
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:02:38 +1200, tortise <tortise [at] paradise>
Re: Just how cheap could you build a system? Possibly OT.
[In reply to]
> On 7/06/2012 12:37 a.m., Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:42:10 +1200, you wrote:
>>> Interesting. I have a dual tuner myth system and I almost never find I
>>> need a third tuner. Do the commercial PVRs support recording more than
>>> one show per mux? Myth does which means you could record simultaneously
>>> every show broadcast by TVNZ and Mediaworks for instance. Or do you
>>> really need to record from all three muxes simultaneously?
>> It is fairly rare for a lot of people to need a third tuner, but it
>> certainly does happen, especially if you watch things on Prime. My
>> mother almost never does need three, but I typically do at least once
>> a week. Last year I had at least two periods where I had high
>> priority recordings on all three multiplexes at once recurring each
>> week at the same time. The TV3+1 channel can help, but that is only
>> broadcast in SD, not HD like TV3. The really bad problem comes with
>> the preroll and postroll needed to capture an entire programme, given
>> our broadcasters' propensity to say that they really have to broadcast
>> the ads and to hell with the advertised schedule. The MythTV
>> scheduler will cut off default preroll and postroll and switch to
>> another multiplex when it runs out of tuners and that can cause you to
>> miss the start of a program, or much worse the end. If you set it up
>> with forced preroll and postroll, it will drop recording of an entire
>> lower priority program, rather than start it when it could after the
>> clash period ended. So I would recommend three tuners for any heavy
>> TV watcher.
> IMO there is a case for four tuners, that is three dedicated to
> recording and the fourth one for Live TV covers all cases upto one
> independent LiveTV frontend. Even that falls over when there are Two
> independent frontends doing independent LiveTV.
I too,often wish to record off three mux's.As I have only two tuners,I do
the third record on a HDD DVR.
I plan to add an HDHomerun at some stage.
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