[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jan 11 16:21:00 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 03:52:56PM +0000, Damian Surr wrote:
> I'm intrigued by this feature.
> Currently making a shopping list of things I need to turn my old PC into 
> a MythTV media centre, so I've not actually used Myth yet.
> How does it detect and delete/skip the commercials? Sounds clever. Does 
> it work everywhere, or a US thing? (I'm in the UK)

	I have found the feature to be hit and miss.

	However, I do like the fact that my 30 second skip button never
goes away because of a brownout. This was a big Tivo-annoyance of mine.

	A 30 skip button (coupled with the instant replay button) does
a nice job of minimizing the impact of commercials while not being 
subject to local signal quirks.

> If you wanted to watch live tv, for example a 2 hour film, would you 
> pause the start and estimate the time of adverts, then start watching 
> advert free 20 minutes later or something?
> Or don't any of you watch live TV any more?

	What's time sensitive anymore? Not much.
	The whole point of a PVR is that it picks up stuff without you
being aware that it had been aired. It's just a matter of setting up 
your recording rules right.

	MythTV even has a nice feature that shows you what DIDN'T get
recored so you can figure out what you need to tweak with your rules.

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