[mythtv] CC benchmarks and procedure list ? Was: how would one speed up the channel changing in mythtv ?

Linuxguy123 linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 12:28:45 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 19:32 -0300, Greg Estabrooks wrote:
> > takes 5 to 6 seconds to change channels.  I would consider it slow. 
>  That time is VERY subjective. Some people have crazy long times,
> and unfortunately not the skills or desire to fix it on their own.

Please tell me more.

> And while few if any devs use livetv, those that have tried it
> don't seem to get those long change times.

OK.  So maybe this is a documentation issue.

>  My average channel change time on my pvr cards, and my dvb card is 
> approximately 1 second (remote backend, decent frontend machine)
> and 2.5-3 with my firewire stb, mainly because of the time to 
> send the channel changecommands to the box.

Very interesting.  A 1 second change time is reasonable.

Why don't you explain to us how one should fix the channel change times
on their mythtv setups and we can add that to the mythtv documentation.


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