[mythtv-users] Re: Re: Cannot set a recording

1canuck2 1canuck2 at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 6 17:16:52 EDT 2004

The interface makes sense to me, and this is the first Tivo like device I 
have ever used. In fact, unless I am on a different version than you, what 
you describe below is exactly how my Guide works:

> ------------------------------
> |
> |  Program info stuff goes here
> |
> ------------------------------
> ------------------------------
> | Do not record
> | Record only this showing
> | Record this every week
> | Record this every day
> | Record any time on this channel
> | Record any time
> | Advanced Options ->
> ------------------------------

If I hit OK on the program in the Guide, a menu much like what you describe 
shows up and a simple down arrow > OK would select that it be the recorded 
show, and nothing is greyed out. Am I missing something?

My live TV is broken though, so it won't record anything but thats a 
different issue...

> That way, I can get in there, hit down once, and hit enter, and boom,
> I'm set to record.  In the Advanced Options selection, it would bring up
> another screen with Scheduling Options, Storage Options, Program
> Details, and List Upcoming Episodes.
> Right now, when I go to the program grid, I hit enter.  My first option
> is "Record this program as shown", but it's greyed out!  I can hit down,
> but then I cannot hit up to get back up to where it came in.  I know, I
> then have to hit left/right on Option #2, but why is this first option
> even there with my selection bar on it when I come in?  As a new user,
> if I hit enter from the program grid, I would want to then select
> "record this program as shown".   The wording suggests that is the
> option I want (I want to record it, after all).  This first option in
> the list box should be a button element on the screen.  You set your
> recording options, then hit this button to set it to record.  The
> "button" should not be listbox option #1.  Also, why is there a [Cancel]
> button when I can hit escape?  Other screens in Myth do not have a
> cancel button.
> The way it is now with the left/right, I do not know all my options
> until I scroll through them all.  With what I propose above (which is
> how it used to be), I could see all my options at a glance, which is
> what a listbox widget is supposed to do in the first place.
> If you want to use the left/right style, all I ask is that it not be
> wrapped up into a listbox widget.  That is, I think, what is
> fundamentally broken about this new style.


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