[mythtv] MythTV Usability Report

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 9 01:57:40 UTC 2006

--- Johan Venter <johan at vulturest.com> wrote:

> Tom E. Craddock Jr. wrote:
> > So then the "computer people/person" needs to do:
> > 
> > A: Print out the keybindings and make all who use
> the TV where they are 
> > (hint: near the TV somewhere)
> > 
> > B: Create a bookmark on the PC each family member
> uses to the keybindings.
> > 
> > C: Give pop quizes to family members on
> keybindings until memorized.
> > 
> > Take yer pic.
> D: Program it into the remote?
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I have to say, this is where a really good remote
comes into play.  I use a URC-6131 remote, which is
designed for PVR use, because of this, the button
mappings make a lot of sense.  Want the program guide?
 Push the GUIDE button?  Want information on the
current program?  Push the INFO button.

Of course, part of this is taking the time to properly
setup the keybindings.  A (technically inclined but
non-PVR user) friend of mine though was able to
navigate through MythTv when he was here just by
looking at the buttons on the remote.

Now if only there was a remote with the same
functionality as the 6131 that was sexier.  I
considered the Kameleon, but it has some deficiencies.

-- Joe

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