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

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 05:43:38 UTC 2007

On 2/20/07, Marco Nelissen <marcone at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> >On 02/19/2007 08:20 PM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
> >>>>> 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.
> >
> >So, the part you want is constant playback of what's on now?
> With buffering.

Couldn't you just leave it in LiveTV then?

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