[mythtv-users] Myth TV without recording live!

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Jun 16 20:52:25 UTC 2005

Tachtevrenidis, Kosta wrote:

>John is right. That is exactly what I meant. I think a more viable
>solution would be for the pvr functions to only kick in if a capture
>source is available. Otherwise, it should play live TV without the pvr
>functions and maybe display a message informing the viewer. 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of John Williams
>Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:54 AM
>To: Discussion about mythtv
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Myth TV without recording live!
>I was thinking he meant not running the live tv to disk 9"recording")
>you lose the PVR functions, but you have a fully functional TV
>otherwise. I can see a use for this. Especially if the Myth box acts as
>a computer and entertainment box in the study.
>It was discussed earlier to reduce the delay in changing channels for
>someone. I'm betting that is what the link to the gossamer threads is
>very high up. It's not a terrible idea, just one I don't think anyone is
>going to take the time implement.
Add an EXEC command (or EXEC_TV/TV_EXEC I don't remember which) to your 
menu that spawns tvtime or xawtv or any such program to watch TV.  The 
special EXEC will mark the tuner as in use and you get TV without an PVR 


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