[mythtv] MythEPG Suggestion

Jeremy Oddo mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 12:30:17 -0800 (PST)

I fully agree with Isaac.  My cable box UI was, I think, designed by a
group of drunk chimps.  When you go to "the guide" you can only see a half
hour at a time (basically, what's currently on).  If you want to see
what's on in two hours, ya gotta do a lot of side-scrolling.  Grrrr.  I
think the MythTV full-page guide is great.  It allows you to see a couple
hours AND a bunch of channels at a time.  The more you can see without
scrolling and eye-strain, the better!

> On Wednesday 13 November 2002 11:18 am, tarek Lubani wrote:
>> Hey guys!
>> Not terribly sure how easy such a thing would be, but I was thinking
>> about the best EPG that I've ever seen, and almost certainly, it had
>> to be one with about the following configuration:
>> Screen Split into 1/4 / 3/4
>> 1) Top 1/4:
>> a) little video of what is currently tuned in on left hand side
>> b) text description on the right hand side
>> 2) Bottom 3/4:
>> regular ep. guide
> Heh -- I rather like the current "pack as much information in as
> possible  while still being visible from far away" grid, though..  The
> cable box's  guide that helped prompt development of all this only shows
> 7 or 8 channels  for a single half hour time period -- useless, really.
> Stuff like a preview  video playing of the channel's really only good if
> you're browsing what's  currently on, anyway.
> Isaac
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