[mythtv-users] Why isn't LiveTV as smart as a regular recording?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Nov 12 21:23:57 UTC 2008

On Nov 12, 2008, at 1:17 PM, Phil Bridges wrote:

>> simplest explanation - mythtv is not designed for watching live tv or
>> channel surfing.
>> channel surfing is for people who don't know what they want to watch
>> and feel compelled to watch what the network wants to show them at  
>> the
>> time they are sitting in front of tv. Mythtv is for people who know
>> what they want to watch, and want to watch it when they feel like it.
> <top-posting corrected>
> *Sigh*.  If MythTV is not meant for watching LiveTV, LiveTV should not
> be an option.
> MythTV is also for the people like me that share 4 QAM tuners, 2 SD
> tuners, and 1 Firewire-equipped HD cable box to two televisions that
> don't have cable run to them.
> Despite the gnashing of the teeth that LiveTV is no different that
> scheduling recordings and immediately watching them, this is frther
> evidence to the contrary.

I'm with Phil. LiveTV should be removed from the menus.

That aside, I was going more in this direction:
It looks like Ticket 4501 needs to be updated to take virtual tuners  
into account.
It should be implemented by a developer when they have some free time.


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