[mythtv-users] To "Live TV" or not to "Live TV" within myth...

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 22:37:22 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 5:07 PM, Steve Hodge <stevehodge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:37 PM, Steve Hodge <stevehodge at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Matt S. <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Point being - if I'm hosting a super bowl party (just as a single
>> >> example), or any football game, and I invite friends over to watch -
>> >> I'm going to watch it live, because that's what everyone expects.  No
>> >> one is going to want to start watching it 2.5 hours after it starts
>> >> just because we could miss all the commercials by the time the game
>> >> actually ends.
>> >
>> > You can still schedule a recording and watch it when it starts. It means
>> > you
>> > wont miss the start because you forget the time and it means you don't
>> > have
>> > to remember what channel it's on. I watch a lot of sport live but it's
>> > always scheduled. I guess I see the "live sport" argument as a bit of a
>> > strawman.
>> What you are missing is that sports events typically run over their
>> allotted time slot.  Sure, you can manually go in add add time to a
>> recording, but isn't it easy to just watch it through Live TV?
> Most sports events don't run over time. I watch a lot of rugby and have
> never had a game run over time. For those sports that do (such as cricket) I
> add time at the end - it's no more difficult than finding the right channel
> in Live TV. If you watch it on Live TV then you have the issue of other
> scheduled recordings interfering. I'd rather have my conflicts resolved in
> advance.

Obviously, you don't watch sports on TV in the United States.

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