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Quantum media server tuners priority
sir_gareth
Enthusiast
How does Quantum media server determine which tuners to use when recording multiple shows? It seems to use my main TV tuner as the third tuner to record on after using the two tuners not connected to TVs. It then uses the tuners on the lesser used bedroom and patio TVs. This is inconvenient as I would like the main den TV to be the very last tuner it uses to record on, so I can continue watching other channels instead of having to stop a recording or move to another room. Is there a way to reorder the tuner usage priority? Any help appreciated.

-- Gareth
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Re: Quantum media server tuners priority
CRobGauth
Super User
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I assume when you say main TV tuner, you mean the VMS?

One thing to do is to set the other boxes to auto turn off or turn them off when done watching.
That frees up those tuners to be used.

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Re: Quantum media server tuners priority
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

I assume when you say main TV tuner, you mean the VMS?

One thing to do is to set the other boxes to auto turn off or turn them off when done watching.
That frees up those tuners to be used.

Re: Quantum media server tuners priority
mfizzy
Specialist

There isn't really a tuner priority. There are 6 tuners  numbered  1 thru 6. Tuners 1 and 2 are for the vms. As ipc's are turned on the are connected in desending order starting with 6. This assumes all the boxes are on different channels. If 3 boxes are on the same channel they all are on the tuner that origanal tuned the channel. So if you have 5 cable boxes and all of them are on the same channel  there is only one tuner in use and 5 others to record. So the VMS takes tuners in as ascending order or the next free tuner. If all the tuners are in use you will get a recording confilct. If you see this happening alot, you may want to pay the extra 10 bucks and switch one IPC for another VMS.