[mythtv-users] Freevo, Tivo & MythTV

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Nov 22 20:00:49 UTC 2006

Ed Gatzke wrote:
>             ...which goes right out the window as soon as you start
>     channel surfing. No PVR can solve that problem.
> MythTV could solve the problem, or at least limit the apparent impact
> of delay when surfing.
> Use three tuners at once, so the video stream for the +1 and -1
> channels are already being recorded, eliminating the buffering delay. 
> There would be a slight delay while you switch the player to a new
> video file, but that may be minimal compared to the buffering when
> changing to a new signal.

Actually, the comment you're quoting above didn't refer to that, I don't
think.  It was in reference to the pause/rewind feature.  Once you start
flipping channels, you lose the ability to easily rewind back through
what you're watching, because each channel flip starts a new recording.

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