[mythtv-users] RANT: MythTV has a *horrible* end user experience.
macdonald.matthew at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 14:14:23 UTC 2008
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Matt MacDonald
> <macdonald.matthew at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have to disagree with this statement. My wife, who is somewhat
> > technical figured the UI out without any trouble and when my
> > grandmother (who's VCR is still flashing 12:00) came by to visit, she
> > picked up the remote and just started to use it.
> to just change channels and watch, sure.
> try to rewind, skip back etc... then the hassle starts.
You do have a bit of a point. She figured out how to watch a program
and how to delete it afterwards. I'm sure that it I had explained the
concept of commercial skip or ffwd she could have done it, but she is
from the pre-PVR era where commercials were the time to get your
> Also no easy way to access the current program information.
> on my cable box, i press the i button and it shows the name of the
> program, press i again and you have a nice summary.
I have noticed that. This is a feature that I used some on my cable
company PVR but I can only think of one time when I wanted it with
> all that information is there in mythtv, you just can't easily and
> intuitively have access to it
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