Originally Posted by captain_video
When you run the TV signal setup in WMC it discovers all of the tuners you have and then downloads the guide data based on your zip code for OTA and whatever provider you specified for digital cable, as applicable. You will have ATSC and both encrypted and unencrypted QAM channels listed if you're using both OTA and digital cable tuners. When you set up a recording you need to specify which channel you're like to record from or just let WMC pick one (i.e., any channel). You can designate the tuner priority by specifying one channel to record from and WMC will select the tuner that is required to tune that particular channel. If you don't specify a channel then WMC will use whatever tuner is available and record channels at random.
I'm not sure I understand your post.
Just to be clear, I am not the OP and do not have any issues with my recordings.
He asked how Windows would prioritize tuners and you said he would have two listings for the channels based on his tuners. One listing would be for the OTA and the other for the cable feed.
I was clarifying that the statement about having two listings is not necessarily true.
My WMC Guide sources the ClearQAM Cable stations and the OTA stations on the same channel. It also displays the OTA stations on a separate channel. On the channel that shows both of them, I have 8 tuners available, 2 from Hauppauge 2250, 2 from AverMedia Duet, and 4 from Ceton. On the channel that shows just the OTA sources, I have 4 tuners available from the Duet and 2250.
In my setup, I removed the channels that were not available using the Ceton as those same channels were available on a different number.
Channel 13.1 is my local Fox broadcast picked up on the Antenna. On FiOS, that is channel 1013. In my WMC Guide, channel 13.1 can be sourced from the Hauppauge 2250 or the AverMedia Duet but at the same time, channel 1013 can be sourced from the Hauppauge 2250, AverMedia Duet, and the Ceton. Therefore I do not need to use channel 13.1 for anything. The same exact feed is available on 1013.
The statement about different numbers is not always true. The Hauppauge and Duet are sourced from an antenna and the Ceton is from my fios cable but they share channel number assignments.