[mythtv] Re: [PATCH] EPG Improvements

Brian C. Huffman huffman at graze.net
Thu May 12 18:11:39 UTC 2005

Harvard Pan <harvardpan at gmail.com> wrote: 
> In order for this to apply for Live TV, one would need to change the
> browse mode for Live TV as well. That's the only situation where it
> makes sense. It doesn't make sense that simply entering a channel
> number would switch to a different input (at least not to me) because
> you don't see what you are actually changing to. The reason it works
> in the EPG is because you see a particular program that you'd like to
> see, and you select it and it changes.
> However, if this is something that other developers/users feel is a
> good thing, I can certainly look into it.
> Harvard

I agree in principle - the only problem is that for the purposes of completeness
it doesn't make sense that *if* the user selected an unavailable channel that
"nothing" happens. While there's a very small liklihood of it happening, it
should be accounted for.  I think in this case, simply a dialog box saying
something like "this channel not available on this input, please use the program
guide" would be fine.

I'm really just voicing my thoughts on the ideal design - not suggesting that
it's worth coding right now.


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