[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

devsk funtoos at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 29 01:32:39 UTC 2006

you mean have two cards? one to view and one to record?

----- Original Message ----
From: Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:16:07 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

On Nov 28, 2006, at 6:04 PM, Phil Bridges wrote:

> On 11/28/06, Sunil <funtoos at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I understand what mythtv is for. I want to record some shows as  
>> well. But I
>> want to watch tv as well, without it ever hanging on me with the  
>> minimal
>> disk space I have.
> Why not just use a link to XAWTV from the main menu for Live TV?

XAWTV won't work with a PVR-type card. It would work with a frame  
grabber but you wouldn't want to use that card with Myth at the same  
time as there could be contention problems etc.

Hence my suggestion to get a cheap BTTV card and use it for  
"viewing", but you could certainly call XAWTV from Myth in some way I  
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