[mythtv] More scheduling scheduler
paulx at andreassen.com.au
Fri May 5 12:43:59 UTC 2006
On Fri, 5 May 2006 07:30 am, Jack Perveiler wrote:
> --- David Engel <gigem at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On the other hand, even though SchedMoveHigher defaults to off,
> > everyone recommends turning it on and I don't know of anyone who
> > intentionally leaves it off. Perhaps it's time to do away with that
> > setting.
> By "SchedMoveHigher" are you referring to the setting enabled by the
> "Rescheduler Higher Priorities" checkbox in the Recording Priorities menu
> (sorry, I'm not up on the scheduler lingo)? If so then I intentionally
> leave it off.
> I have 1 hidef card (with a higher priority) and 2 std def cards. With
> that option set I got bit at the beginning of the season. The networks
> would advertise reruns for first run season premiers the next week, but
> would change them frequently depending (presumably) on ratings. Instead of
> capturing a show that night on a std def card it instead opted to wait for
> next week when it could get it on a special night in hidef. Then the rerun
> would be cancelled in favor of a rerun for a different show and I'd be left
> high and dry.
> Also, there's the water cooler effect. Some shows just can't be put off or
> I'll end up the social leper at work :) I wait until they've recorded for
> a while so I can skip commercials, but I definitely watch it before the
> next morning.
> Instead of obsoleting that option, would you consider maybe just changing
> the default to "on"?
I thought about your problem and believe you maybe better to make all your
cards the same priority, with the hidef card first.
Instead of forcing programs to hidef, you get hidef if nothing else (higher or
equal priority) is using it.
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