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#109109 12-Sep-2012 21:01
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I have Windows 7 Media Center with 2 tuners.

I set shows to record with some room for error - 2 minutes before, 2 minutes after.
If I have two shows scheduled to record, one after the other, on the same channel, there's a 4 minute overlap between shows. Even if the other tuner is free, media center wants to continue using the same tuner! You end up having to watch the start of the next recording for the end of the current recording.

Does anyone know how to get it using the other tuner.
If not, does Windows 8 continue this behaviour?


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  #685258 12-Sep-2012 23:30
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windows 8 brought no changes to MCE so its not improved there.

I think if you set the hard limit to 5 mins before/after then it will use the second tuner. If you use the "2 mins (where possible)" option then i think it does what you're seeing.

stop 5 mins HARD:

stop 2 mins "where possible"

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  #685587 13-Sep-2012 13:56
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You have to use a hard limit of 10 minutes after or greater for Media Center to use the second tuner for back to back recordings on the same channel. Unfortunately you have to configure this for each series recording, but it is a small price to pay to get things working properly.



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  #685683 13-Sep-2012 16:22
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Thanks guys. Will try this out!

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