[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Jan 11 23:49:37 UTC 2007
David Schmidt wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.com> 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.
> Welcome! You're about to have your life drastically changed for the better.
>> Or don't any of you watch live TV any more?
> A few do, but they are a definite minority. Why watch TV to the
> networks' schedule when you can watch it to yours?
Except for a quick look at the weather channel and the news headlines,
my wife and I never watch live TV. The mythbox records 2 to 4 hours of
stuff on any given night, but we watch something which was recorded a
few weeks ago.
Watching TV on the mythbox is more like watching a video-tape or DVD.
There are no commercials and you get to choose what you want to watch.
And if what you have recorded turns out to be a repeat, it is a 2 second
job to punch 'delete' and then choose another program.
And 'one-hour' shows take 42 minutes of real time here in North
America...the other 18 minutes are commercials which we NEVER see!
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