[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 00:13:55 UTC 2006

On 12/1/06, Jeff Wormsley <daworm at comcast.net> wrote:
> <snip>
> how is a new user a) going to know to look into the archives or
> Wiki before asking the question here, and b) know how to phrase the
> search so that he or she will get the relevant topics in the archives or
> on the Wiki?

C'mon, now.  If you go to MythTV.org, the homepage for the project,
there is a link on the left that says "Documentation".  Not only does
the first section have a section called "Bug Database" (Section 1.8 -
http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc1.8), that section
contains a link to the wiki's "feature wishlist"
(http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Feature_Wishlist).  The *very
first* item on the "wish list" is:

"    *  Non-time shifting mode for watching regular TV, would be a bit
difficult since the frontend/backend split, but might be possible when
both are on the same machine. You could still draw the OSD if you
would want.

    this defeats the purpose of a PVR, add a menu item to launch a
non-buffering tv program in place of Myths "watch tv" item - This is
better stated as a request for "fast channel changing" or "no 2 second
delay". Current workaround is to switch channel changing behavior to
"browse mode", but actually having "fast channel changing" would
really help new user acceptance of mythtv. "

Is it really that difficult that people that are using the software
(which, last time I checked, isn't even at a 1.0 version) should be
expected to *read the documentation* before complaining aout items on
the newlist, especially ones that are *already listed* in the "feature
wishlist"?  Doubly frustrating is how the OP actually said "I know its
something which has been answered in the FAQ", which indicates he's
read the documentation?

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list