[mythtv] Inefficient guide listings...

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 27 09:11:13 EDT 2004

On Friday 27 August 2004 07:54, Henrik Harmsen wrote:
> Hi, I'm thinking of maybe putting some energy into making an
> alternative guide listing. Today, the listing is horizontal with
> increasing time on the horizontal axis. For me, this causes listings
> to be very difficult to read (and slow to browse). Most shows here in
> Sweden do not begin on even half-hour bondaries. Also, the current
> method wastes a lot of screen space on blank areas where it would
> better serve to have text from the listings, I think. So the listing
> that I'd prefer would look something roughly like this:
> (Assume current time is 20:05)
> Chan start end description
> ------------------------------
> CNN  1800 2100 World news
> BBC1 2000 2100 Monty Python
> (currently running shows above in some color and coming shows below
> in another color)
> BBC2 2030 2100 More news
> The main point being that I could see more of the description for
> each show than just a couple of letters as it is today (on my setup).
> So, before digging into this, I'd like to know if someone is already
> working on this?
> Or if there are other comments on the usefulness of this guide
> listing?
> Is it difficult to do?
> (Ideally, I'd like to do listings in this format also in the web
> listing, if time permits.)

Have you looked at the "Time Search" screen under "Schedule Recordings"?


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