[mythtv] Introduction LONG (was Re: Interesting Comparison)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 6 18:12:13 UTC 2006

On 03/06/2006 01:00 PM, Mike wrote:
> On 3/6/06, Lasse Nisted <zartzartzart+mythtv-dev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hmm. After having thought about it. Why even peek at the clock? As it's supposedly pretty random (maybe some random point in a playlist to get series in order) why not just pick totally randomly from a playlist opun starting (maybe even ffwd a random amount into the flick)?
>> I know this seems like loosing the whole idea of "channels". But I actually can't see the difference. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> You would need to watch the clock, instead of going random to allow
> you to jump back and forth between two different channels that for
> some reason you wanted to watch at the same time.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this completely ignores the original use 
case, which stated that the OP wants to be able to use this to allow 
TV's without frontends to receive content.  All these "detect when the 
user requests a channel" solutions imply a computer that can send a 
request for a "channel"--in other words, a frontend.


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