[mythtv-users] Myth Scheduler doesn't work as expected for two tuners & multirecord=2

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sat Jun 14 23:20:22 UTC 2008

On Sunday 15 June 2008 00:02:47 Michael Rice wrote:
> On 6/14/08, Bernard Mentink <bmentink at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Anyway, it seems I am not alone is this request for muliple LiveTV sessions,
> > and it sounds easy enough to do it, so why not just do it. You may just get
> > a whole lot more "converts"
> > to Mythtv out of it. The WAF is VERRY important, and should be a priority to
> > you "devs".
> I think it's probably a bad assumption that the devs want a whole lot
> more converts.  It's not like they get paid more if there are a
> million users.
> The transition from watching TV live to watching all recorded can be
> an adjustment.  I suggest taking it slow.  Most TVs have more than one
> input... so use one for Myth, one for "LiveTV".  Start recording shows
> you and the wife both watch on the Mythbox.  She'll really like
> watching that 1 hour show in 44 minutes.  Then introduce time stretch
> and watch the show in half an hour.  Pretty soon she'll want all the
> shows on Myth and you'll need to buy more tuners and computers to keep
> her happy!
> My wife and kids watch absolutely no Live TV now and we really can't
> stand the thoughts of it.  You'll find pretty quickly that it isn't
> important at all.

Not wanting to start an argument, but I couldn't disagree more. Although having Myth's ability to record shows is something I've been looking for for ages, the ability to watch live TV is just as important. If I was to tell my other half "No, you can't watch Lost now, you've got to wait for it to finish and then give it 20 minutes to flag commercials" she'd give me the ear-bashing of a lifetime. (Although speaking personally I'd love to be able to stop at "No, you can't watch Lost", but then she'd probably leave me...) 

Now, clearly, this is the dev's project and they can do what they want with it. I don't have a problem with that. I'll work out my own way to achieve what I want. But for me Live TV is as important as recorded TV. Especially, for instance, when it comes to sports. As it stands, I do what you suggest and have a separate input for Live TV and use that most of the time. But it would be Cool (with a capital 'C') if I could have a Linux box as the hub of my home entertainment system and never have to switch away from it. I could junk so many black boxes, and that would make the other half happy..:)


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