[mythtv] Dual tuners, LiveTV,
why must LiveTV always be interrupted?
oscar.carlsson at home.se
Mon Oct 13 11:35:11 EDT 2003
Monday, October 13, 2003, 9:04:08 AM, you wrote:
JV> Well, okay, I guess I'm using the PVR capabilities wrong then. I'm pretty
JV> much using it as a VCR on steroids (and the integrated DVD playback, MAME
JV> frontend, etc.). I find LiveTV more convenient for when I'm watching
JV> so-called "regular TV", but then I record things during the day and while
JV> I'm sleeping, and skip the commercials in them.
I agree. Guess I ain't used to using a PVR either :) I feel the same way as you,
I like to channel surf and find something to look at.. Not used to having to
plan things before I watch it :)
JV> Your suggestion of using the last card for recording makes sense for me,
JV> using a simple setup of two bttv cards, both hooked up to analog cable.
JV> According to what you say though, the logic is complex enough that selecting
JV> the last card will work only in simplistic situations (like mine, for
JV> I'd like to come up with a solution that works in such a way that it doesn't
JV> break existing functionality, or cause people grief... But of course, at the
JV> same time, I'm kind of greedy, and I don't want to have to patch MythTV with
JV> every new release to make it work for me.
I know someone else brought it up as well, but also related to this is the need
for "pseudo" channels or whatever you want to call them. If one has an analog
card and one DVB/HDTV card, I'd like to be able to specify certain channels
that's the same on both cards. If both of them are free, it chooses the one with
This means that if you have two different types of cards, there might be
channels that's the same, but it doesn't have to be all of them.. This would
also mean that you should be able to mix different sources when channel surfing,
without the user actually noticing it (at least that's the way my digital box
works, they don't broadcast all channels digitally, but some are still analouge.
Took some time to figure out why some channels didn't have as good quality as
Oscar mailto:oscar.carlsson at home.se
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