[mythtv-users] Improving Channel Switching Speed
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,
real-channel-change $@ &
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