[mythtv] Filling DVB-s info w/mythchannels

Ben Bucksch linux.news at bucksch.org
Tue Jul 15 12:55:18 EDT 2003

Ramon Roca wrote:

>Personal channels is the next step: Fill a program listing for you using all the available sources, without even having to say what to record.
You mean to have "News" channel, carrying the news broadcasts of all 
channels, and an "Action" channel, accumulating the action movies and 
series of all channels? Why would a channel be an appropriate 
representation for that? How would that work? If I select the action 
channel, would I jump in the middle of an arbitary action movie which 
the PVR happened to place in that timeslot? Why would I want that? Or 
would it start to play the highest ranked programme recorded for that 
"channel" (really a category)? What, if I decide that I don't like that 
action movie, but want to see another one? I can't get to the next one, 
because that only runs 2 hours later, not?

Wouldn't it make more sense to have an additional Watch Recordings-type 
dialog, where automatic recordings are listed by category and within the 
category by rank? You'd               then go to that dialog (instead of 
"LiveTV"), select action (of the left), and see a listing of titles of 
action programmes, sorted by descreasing ranking. If you want to do what 
the virtual action channel described above does, you just have to press 
Enter. Otherwise, you can browse through the titles and their 
descriptions and see what you like most and see that.

Personally, I'd much prefer the latter way.

>The goal is to make TV viewing a passive experience...
I disagree ;-) I have that with a normal TV. It should be very easy and 
do what I want, though. ;-)


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