[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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