[mythtv-users] Idea for faster channel surfing

Lane Schwartz dowobeha at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 22:43:08 UTC 2004

On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 17:30:50 -0500, Michael Starks
<mythtv at michaelstarks.com> wrote:
> I had an idea about how the delay might be reduced when changing
> channels.  In a 2+ tuner system, can one tuner "leapfrog" the other and
> start buffering the next or previous channel, depending on the direction
> the user is surfing?
> For example, I start at channel three.
> Tuner two starts buffering channel four.
> I go to channel four and start reading the buffer.
> Tuner 1 starts buffering channel five.
> Would this work?

I have no idea if this would work, but I think it's a great idea.


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