[mythtv-users] Channel Surfing is a Myth

Mathew Mrosko mythtv at matmrosko.com
Fri Jun 24 08:35:41 UTC 2005

On Thursday 23 June 2005 09:05 pm, J. Scott wrote:
> I'm not real clear on why anyone would channel surf and try to figure out
> what to watch via their mythtv box. First of all, you'll have to watch
> commercials (blech!). Second, you have to deal with the pause between
> channels, not to mention the fact that your box is running hard for no
> reason, having to compress a video signal, write it to disk, read it from
> the disk, decompress it, and deliver the video output.
> At our house, on the rare occasion that we watch live TV, we just bypass
> the MythBox. On the even more rare occasion that we find something on live
> TV that we might want to pause or be able to rewind, we'll just switch over
> to Myth. I'd say that happens maybe once every 60-90 days, max.
> Maybe I'm in the minority, but 'Live-TV' is by far the least used function
> on my Myth.

Good for you.

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