[mythtv-users] Improving Channel Switching Speed

j. berger qazzeryd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 16:00:02 UTC 2007

William Munson wrote:
> Jeremy Gillick wrote:
>> Is there a way to reduce the time it takes to switch between channels? 
>> I have a set top box with a homebrew IR blaster.  The set top box 
>> already takes long enough to change channels and I'm hoping there's a 
>> way to improve the speed on the MythTv end.  Currently it takes up to 
>> 8 seconds to switch between channels.
> Scrolling thru channels is always going to be slow. About 5 seconds for 
> myth itself plus any ir blaster time. Nothing to be done for it. Faster 
> requires direct control of hardware which cannot be done at the consumer 
> level or with a consumer PC.
You could speed up the ir blaster time by calling a intermediary script, 
like this.

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