[mythtv-users] How do I choose which input livetv starts with?

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Jul 18 13:45:10 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 11:05 +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
> > On 17/07/07, Billy Macdonald <billymacdonald at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> MythTV starts a scheduled recording on the Foxtel.
> >> A user sits down to watch TV and changes the channel on the Foxtel.
> >> Latter, someone goes to watch the recording and midway through the
> >> channel changes.
> > 
> > Then there's the 'mythbackend is restarted whilst SOs are watching
> > regular TV' fun. The backend executes the channel change startup
> > script on startup (for which reason I've never been sure as it's
> > re-executed for LiveTV and recordings) thus ruining the current
> > program they are watching. I've asked in the past about this behaviour
> > but never had a clear answer.
> > 
> A possible solution might be if myth made available a signal that the 
> particular box was in use. For example, for a serial IR blaster, toggle 
> a spare output signal that could be used to light up a LED, indicating 
> the box was busy and for any user to leave the channel changer alone. If 
> the LED is out, the box is free - although this still leaves the problem 
> of what happens when an upcoming recording kicks in - perhaps flash the 
> LED for the five minutes beforehand?
> Alternatively, just hide the remote for that box ;)
> Mike Perkins
This is a neat idea ...


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