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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 20 19:31:47 UTC 2007

On 02/20/2007 10:15 AM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>> On 2/20/07, Marco Nelissen <marcone at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>> On 02/19/2007 08:20 PM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>>>>> 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?
> Two problems with that:
> - it will only use one tuner, not all of them
> - inevitably I'll turn on the TV only to find it sitting at some dialog
>   that tells me of a video decoding error

So, the second point says to me that after re-considering the change to 
a TiVo-like record-all-the-time-AND-play-it-back-constantly behavior, 
we've concluded that until LiveTV (tvchain) playback is completely 
reliable (especially on program changes), it can't be done.  Anyone 


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