Originally Posted by tombot
If I could make the my replaytv always default to line1 input when selecting a program to record then I could get better quality from the digital converter box I have attached. Yes I can do the manual record option but it would be a bit simpler if the rf input was not the default but instead the line input was the default.
Did I make that clear?
You can't control the default input, but the default should normally be the lowest channel. The channel numbering works by having the input with the most channels with the lowest channel numbers. So, if your line 1 lineup has the most channels, then it should be the lowest channel numbers, and be the default recording input.
You have to remember that the RTV records based on station information, not channel numbers. So, all it cares is that you setup a recording to record on TNT, for example, at a certain time. The RTV then figures out how to tune to TNT, what ever channel it is on which ever input. So, if you were to disconnect your line 1 input, for example, then it would record from the RF input if it could find the same station on that input. And, when your video provider rearranges your channel numbers, the RTV still figures out how to record shows based on the station information.
Anyway, I think that ReplayTV assumed that having multiple inputs would be for totally different lineups, possibly with no or very little station overlap. They really didn't allow for a preferred input that had better picture quality. I think they basically allowed for something simple, like perhaps you have Satellite for your national stations and Antenna for your local stations, not that you'd have both analog cable and digital cable, both with common channels between them. Of course, as analog cable continues to go away, it will no longer be a problem!