[mythtv-users] MythTV Works! Now for some questions...

James Orr james at orrwhat.net
Mon May 24 15:24:35 EDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 14:46, Josh wrote:
> Thanks to everyone that has helped me get my MythTV system operational!  I
> have a few questions from a newbie perspective that I hope someone will lower
> themselves to help me with.
> First, is there a way to watch LiveTV while recording?  I only have one
> PVR-350 card, I didn't know if this was accomplishable using a cable toggle or
> some kind of workaround.  I know TiVo has a way to wire things up that allows
> you to bomb out while it is recording to your standard cable hookup and watch
> TV regularly.

Yes, just go to the "Watch Recordings" screen.  Your currently recording
program will be highlighted, and you can start watching it right away.

> Secondly, I notice that my X-Windows is too large for my TV screen, and
> despite what resolution settings I change it to it remains this way.  I also
> lose mouse support when X is run through my PVR-350 TV-out.  This is not a big
> issue, but it is an annoyance.  I am using the XF86Config from Jarod's guide. 
> Is there a way to resolve this?

Having it display a little larger than your viewing area is called
over-scan and is generally desired.  I don't have a 350 so i'm not sure
how to reduce it if you're getting too much.

> Thirdly, is there a way to make the LiveTV feed change channels based on the
> selected guide item?  It'd be nice to have a "Change to this channel" option
> when viewing the guide from LiveTV, instead of the recording options.

Yes, press your "menu" button again and it will change to that channel. 
"Cancel" will exit the epg and leave you on your current channel.  I
believe this behaviour has been modified in 0.15 so that if the program
you select is currently on it will go to it immediatly, and if it hasn't
started yet it will go to recording options.

James Orr <james at orrwhat.net>

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