[mythtv-users] Program Guide architecture

Justin Hornsby justin at mythtvthemes.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 09:19:11 UTC 2007

Neil Dunbar wrote:
> All,
> This is probably better in mythtv-dev, but I'll try this list first before I 
> ask there.
> Is the "row-based" program guide a fundamental construction of MythTV? Could a 
> theme writer design a sort of column based version, a la TiVo Series 1, where 
> we have the channel list in a left hand column, and the program guide for the 
> selected channel only displayed in the right hand column?
> I don't expect anyone to have done this, and it may be an interesting project 
> for me to try, if it can be done without deep code hackery. Reason: I'm happy 
> with the row based PG, but the wife loves her TiVo, and especially the 
> program guide structures. If I could change the PG style, I think that the 
> MythTV/TiVo schism in our house could be healed, and balance restored to the 
> force.
> Cheers,
> Neil
To the very best of my knowledge the EPG format of mythtv is hard-coded 
- i.e. the layout cannot be changed by merely wiggling stuff about in 
the theme.  If different layouts are really important to people, maybe 
they can be worked in when the code is ported to the new UI scheme of 

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