[mythtv-users] Freevo, Tivo & MythTV

Viitasaari public at viitasaari.ca
Sat Nov 18 17:51:17 UTC 2006

You know it's funny because I have talked to users the same way you are
talking to me...unfortunately, I am not buying it.

On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 21:44 +1300, Steve Hodge wrote:
> On 11/18/06, Viitasaari <public at viitasaari.ca> wrote:
>         However, it still
>         does not take away from the fact that there are a lot of
>         channel surfers
>         out there who like to pause and play live TV.
> Our point is that only new users channel surf. Experienced users have
> so much stuff recorded waiting to watch that they never feel the need
> to look for something on right now to watch. I've got something like
> 50 hours of TV waiting to be watched so why would I waste my time
> surfing? 
>         I would think that it goes against the rules of systems
>         analysis to not
>         acknowledge this when developing a PVR. 
> You have realise that a system like MythTV is not a better VCR, it's a
> completely new thing with a completely different usage model. It's a
> paradigm shift. Supporting obsolete usage models is nice, but it's not
> the focus. If someone were to write faster channel change code and it
> didn't hurt existing functionality it would be accepted (providing it
> fullfills the usual requirements). 
> Steve
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