4 Virtual Tuners ok, but from 8 Physical Tuners?

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4 Virtual Tuners ok, but from 8 Physical Tuners?

Postby PRBUK » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:33 am

I have just upgraded from 3.2.2 to 4.1.1 as part of a Tuner upgrade.

I now have two BlackGold BGT3600 cards which each provide 2xS2 and 2xT2 tuners (Hence a total of 8 physical tuners). In my TVSource setup, most channels are made up of S2 sources only. There are a few channels which are only available on the terrestrial network, hence these channels consist of 4 T2 sources.

The standard 4 virtual tuners in Media Center is enough and no channel has more than 4 sources, but the T2 only channels are not showing up in MC. The Wiki refers to the 8 'Virtual' tuner build. Do I also need this version to support 8 Physical tuners as in this config?

When 4.5 is released I plan on adding another 2 cards to a dedicated Connect Server with the intention of feeding 8 Virtual Tuners, most of which will be configured with 8xS2 sources and a handful with 8xT2 tuners (hence only 8 sources for each channel). Will the 8 Virtual Tuner build support this, or will I need a '16 Tuner' build?

Other posters have noted that each Virtual Tuner in MC allocates a tuner buffer, so I do not really need a 16 Virtual Tuner Model, just one that maps 16 physical tuners to 8 logicals

Please can you clarify the versions I need and will need (if available!)?

Thanks
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Re: 4 Virtual Tuners ok, but from 8 Physical Tuners?

Postby Oberon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:10 pm

You need as many virtual tuners as you have physical ones independently of how many channels are merged. We do not have a version of mediacenter client that supports more than 8 tuners.
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Re: 4 Virtual Tuners ok, but from 8 Physical Tuners?

Postby PRBUK » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:47 pm

I will move to the 8 tuner version of 4.1.1. What chance a 16 tuner version of 4.5? It may only be for a few channels, but the ones required are not available on DVB-S?
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