The more I discuss this with you guys, the more I am starting to come full circle on this.
Perhaps there is absolutely nothing wrong with my server as it is. I am even starting to think that I should forget the two HDHomeruns and just put in a TBS Quad DVB-T2 tuner instead - keeping everything in a single box for simplicity.
I have done a few calculations and leaving the server on 24/7 is going to be around the £50-£60 per year in electricity. Not the end of the world but it does slightly irritate me that my server is going to spend around 50% idling unnecessary - someone on the TVHeadend forum is offering some help on getting the server to go into sleep mode after idling for a certain period of time. However, sleep timers and Linux seem like a very complex issues, compared to when I was using Windows on my server.
(2017-05-18 10:54)nickr Wrote: myth can sleep your computer when not recording or serving.
Not to go off topic too much but how does MythTV compare to TVHeadend? Is there a plugin that allows the server to wake up for recordings?