[mythtv-users] Freevo, Tivo & MythTV

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 18 02:24:28 UTC 2006

>On 11/17/06, Viitasaari <public at viitasaari.ca> wrote:
>> <snip>
>> After actually using it I realized that it takes 2-3 seconds of garbled
>> presentation for a channel change.
>> I have since spent some time reading message boards, FAQ's and
>> documentation on MythTV and apparently this is a common quirk which the
>> majority of MythTV users don't even notice because they do scheduling &
>> recording as opposed to watching LiveTV.
>> MythTV does it but the channel
>> changing problem really showcases how MythTV is not there yet.
>> Now, I would love to help fix the problem as long as everyone can agree
>> that it is a serious one.
>This delay is due to MythTV buffering the recording.  If it didn't do
>this, you wouldn't be able to rewind your programming.

No, it's not, and yes, it could.

>Please search the mailing list for more information; this has been
>discussed ad infinitum.

IIRC, last time the answer from "old timers" was pretty much "if it
bothers you that much, fix it yourself"

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