[mythtv] What other people tell me about CC...

Linuxguy123 linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 23:20:07 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-22 at 11:22 +1100, Bill Williamson wrote:

> Which split-network-architecture, multiple tuner DVR are you going to
> compare it to?   
> Make sure it's a DVR that does not use a fixed size ringbuffer (where
> you'll lose the ability to rewind to start of play if you're watching
> an all day cricket match), and that it does not dump that ringbuffer
> when you change channels.
> Also make sure that, of all the simple things, you don't have to
> "rewind" to the beginning of a show in order to "record" a show you
> were watching on livetv (which rules out all of the topfields I use).
> Finally, it should be able to save livetv you watched YESTERDAY.  I'll
> often flip to the news, watch it, and then flip off.  Sometimes I'll
> hear about something the next day, and want to go back and view the
> liveTV I'd watched the day before.
> I don't know of any on the market that support any of these options,
> which has been explained to you many times as the root cause of the
> live channel change slowness due to its robustness, but if you do find
> one let us know!

So mythtv channel changing isn't slow, but if it is, its because of the
options it uses to support all the options and flexibility.  I get it.

Maybe not everyone needs these options.  It sounds like some people just
want to watch TV.

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