[mythtv-users] disable live-tv and audo problems

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 11 01:55:10 UTC 2007

On Jan 10, 2007, at 5:33 PM, Sir Benjamin wrote:

> OK, but I don't want it to record live TV even when I'm watching it  
> (unless I explictly tell it to).  Can I turn off that automatic  
> recording?

This has come up *many* times. You would lose the ability to pause,  
rewind etc. You would essentially have converted your PVR into a TV  
set, somewhat similar to converting your Mercedes convertible into a  

Why not just feed the signal directly into your TV set, if you are  
using a computer-typemonitor you could use a program designed to  
"just watch", like xawtv or mplayer, depending on what type of  
capture card you are using.

But really there is absolutely no problem with just letting it  
record. The live recordings will be automatically expired if the  
space is needed for a scheduled recording, and as you pointed out you  
can specify how much space to keep empty if you need to do that for  
psychological reasons :-)

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