[mythtv-users] Always record like TiVO (was Re:OT: Interestingstudy on HDD failure by Googlelabs)

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 20 01:20:52 UTC 2007

>> > When I said "tivo-like", I really meant "like tivo"... ;) That
>> > means a 30 minute (or some other configurable amount) on-disk
>> > ringbuffer per tuner. Hardly something that'll fill up your hard
>> > drive.
>I'm not trying to be sarcastic here--I really want to understand your 
>proposal--but how is a 30-minute ringbuffer better than just recording 
>everything and deleting the oldest stuff when space is needed.

Not better, just different. Your solution forces me to go to the list
of recorded shows to see what it recorded. The tivo-way is to just turn
on the TV and see what's on (tivo's default state is live TV, not a menu)
and then to back up in case you missed the beginning of what's on.

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