[mythtv-users] Adjusting 1 channels start/stop time?

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 21:23:57 EDT 2005


I am sure that there are millions of people in my situation. :D  I
record Star Trek: The Next Generation (which from here on out will be
referred to as TNG) on any channel, at any time.  Which so far
basically means I get it solely from Spike TV.

The problem I run into is that SpikeTV has got their clocks set by the
sun, ntp is too far advanced for them.  So I occasionally get the tail
end of Leave it Beaver before settling in for a good 42 minutes of
CAPT Picard saving the Federation from a war with the Cardacians. 
This I can handle, and actually set it up to work this way (read on). 
However, there are occasions when I sit down with my fresh cup of root
beer only to see that I'm in the middle of opening sequence, or even
at times, opening credits (which generally come after the first
commercial break!).  I've compensated for this by adjusting the global
"start early" by (I think) 3 minutes or so.  It works ok about 10% of
the time, with "The Beav" doing something boring.  But it seems more
often than not I'm 3 or 4 minutes into the episode before it starts
recording (I rarely watch LiveTV).

Are there any options?  I know I can just move the global bit to start
4 more minutes in the future, but I'd rather lose the rare beginning
of a show on SpikeTV and get the rest of my flicks on other channels
with only about 2 minutes of pre-commercial garbage.

So basicall, I am hoping there is a feature I can't find to adjust a
specific channels start early stop late times.

If not, I can live with it, but it would surely be nice to have this feature.

PS:  I've got 3 tuner cards already, so it's not a problem with
freeing up a tuner card.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list