[mythtv-users] Warning when selecting TV while every tuner is recording

Anton Olsen anton.olsen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 12:58:37 EDT 2004

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 18:10:43 +0200, Markus Meissner <mlist at meissner.it> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a suggestion for the dialog you get when select "TV" while every card
> is recording. The dialog says in more than 4 lines (in German) that the box
> is busy recording and that you can either delete the current recording in the
> "Delete"-menu or watch the recording by selecting the "Play"-menu (sorry,
> don't know the exact menu-items in english). This has got a very low WAF
> (woman acceptance factor). I would suggest:
> Remove the long explaining text and add more options to dialog. My wife won't
> read the dialog because the font is too small _and_ the text is so large (I
> think the main part is the text length). It would be better if there were two
> more options:
> - Skip the current recording (which will delete it)
> - Watch the current recording
> If this is a problem when some tuner are recording some programs (more than
> one) I would at least suggest to add an option like "go to the tv-menu".
> What do you think?
> --
> Beste Gruesse / Best regards Markus Meissner

I like the idea.   My wife complained about this last night after I
upgraded to 16.
She suggested an option on the warning screen that lets her cancel the
recording and watch live TV.

Since it would suck if she canceled a show that won't air again, maybe
the option could be hidden if the show can't be found later in the
guide, and make the option say something like: "Record this show
tomorrow at 3am and let me watch TV now."


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