[mythtv-users] Can MythTV do this?

James C. Dastrup jc at dastrup.com
Tue Jan 31 16:17:23 UTC 2006

>On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 06:36 am, James C. Dastrup wrote:
>> Wow, sounds like a cool project.  But think of the limitations. Let's just
>> pretend that there was a certain popular NFL game coming up, where most of
>> the units will be watching it live.  You would need well over 200 tuners!
>Why can't they all just stream off the output of one tuner?
>I don't think it's transparent, but I know you can certainly get two machines
>watching from the one tuning (in mythtv 0.18) by hitting record on the first
>one and the rest watch the recording, then fast forward to where it is live.

Because that would involve "training" the users to do that.  "I'm sorry,
person in Apt 23C. If you wan't to watch TV, you're not supposed to
press the button that says "Watch TV", silly!  You're supposed to
go to Media Library, Watch Recordings, and select it from there!  Duh!"

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