[mythtv] Effect of Multi-rec on channel change times....?

Steven Ellis steven at openmedia.co.nz
Fri Jul 13 00:57:32 UTC 2007

On Thu, July 12, 2007 11:48 am, Justin Hornsby wrote:
> VDR isn't doing much more than piping mplayer onto the output of *zap
> (tzap, czap, szap) AFAIK - they don't actually start bufferring til
> you press pause IIRC.  That's probably how their channel change time
> is so quick.
> As for commercial STBs - talk to Virgin Media about their 5 sec +
> channel change times :(  Remember that's _without_ any fancy PVR stuff
> going on!

Yeah a lot of "consumers" are less than pleased as they expect channel
change times to be quicker when they switch to digital.

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OpenMedia Limited - The Home of myPVR
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