[mythtv] Next Scheduler Patch

Tako Schotanus quintesse at palacio-cristal.com
Wed Mar 3 07:27:40 EST 2004

I hear this a lot on this list but I just don't agree, for a number of

a) I don't always know what is "good", most things I just encounter by
accident because while browsing the channels it attracted me more than
everything else
b) There are times that there is nothing on that you consider good and
you're just looking for an alternative to while away the time _now_
c) Here in The Netherlands the channels all seem to conspire to put
their best movies on at the same time, and I don't have an unlimited
number of TV cards, in fact I have only one
d) I don't have unlimited harddisk space either to just go and record
everything that I might possibily want to watch
e) Some TV grabbers only provide the most basic information (title and
start/end times) and nothing more, making it very difficult to make any
good decisions about what to record and what not.

So I don't mind that you and people like you don't need Live TV anymore,
but don't patronize us by saying that it's only because we haven't seen
the light yet. :-)


> 100% agree. I think of live TV as A/V test mode. Other than
> that, I think of using live TV to preserve channel surfing
> habits as sort of 'training wheels' for new DVR users. Once
> someone 'gets it' they realize that they can schedule all of
> the shows they might like to watch. When they turn the TV on,
> they can choose from any of the shows they think are 'good'
> rather than channel surfing hoping to find something 'good' on.
> When designing a bicycle, the training wheels should be sturdy,
> practical, and well designed but Lance Armstrong will never use
> them. I like to think of MythTV as a Tour de France DVR with
> on-going improvements to the training wheels ;-).

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