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

Brad mythtv at braddolman.com
Mon Sep 13 15:44:22 EDT 2004

I agree. This has actually been bothering me since I first saw that 
message (I only have one tuner, so I see it alot). If you have 
multiple tuners, it should give you multiple options also (at least 
for the "Watch" option) to minimize the number of button presses you 
need to take the most likely action. Deleting a recording, because it 
is destructive, could take an additional step or two, such as:

All available tuners are busy. What would you like to do?

< Return to the previous menu >
- Watch currently recording "The Simpson's"
- Watch currently recording "The Apprentice"
- Delete a recording and watch TV

Selecting "Delete a recording..." would bring up the following if 
more than one tuner is present. It would skip to the confirmation if 
only one tuner exists:

Delete which recording?

< Return to the previous menu >
- Delete currently recording "The Simpson's"
- Delete currently recording "The Apprentice"

And then the confirmation for doing something that your 
wife/partner/roommate might hate you for:

This will stop the recording and permanently delete anything recorded 
so far for this program. Are you sure?

< Cancel >
- Yes, Delete "The Simpson's"

On a related topic, I also wonder why Myth only allows full program 
records. For example, in the above example, in my mind, it shouldn't 
delete the recording that has already occurred, simply stop where it 
is and maybe add "(incomplete)" to the title in the recordings list. 
Also, if you hit the "record button" while watching live tv, and then 
hit it again to stop a recording, it would be great if it saved the 
portion you recorded as a "(clip)".


>  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."
>  Anton
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