[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

Mark Hetherington mark at hethos.org
Fri Dec 1 23:26:55 UTC 2006

> Money won't help - unless that donation for fixing the problem comes
> with a machine exhibiting the issue. Devs can't reproduce the issue
> to the extent that some people are experiencing it. Some have claimed
> 10 seconds or even greater to change channels. Devs indicate they
> have "normal" channel change times of 3-4 seconds which has been
> deemed reasonable for the LiveTV feature. I just timed mine.. with a
> DirecTV STB on my combined frontend/backend (overkill box) it takes
> 3-4 seconds. On my MacBook Pro (running the Universal Binary
> frontend) over wireless or Gigabit, it takes 4 seconds. On my
> daughter's iMac G5 (also running the Universal Binary) over wireless,
> it takes up to 7 seconds.

I haven't actually timed it, but I think it's definitely over 10 seconds. I am 
not using particularly fast hardware, and I haven't ever considered this was 
actually too slow.


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