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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 23:20:26 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Jelle De Loecker <skerit at kipdola.com> wrote:
> Op woensdag 12-11-2008 om 13:23 uur [tijdzone -0800], schreef Brad
> DerManouelian:
>> 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.
>> -Brad
> But these persons DO know what they want to see.
> In my example I was watching "Animal Planet" and I wanted to make a well
> thought over switch to the channel "één"

I was trying to be tongue in cheek with my comment, which was supposed
to be a bit pf a parody to the response usually given about LiveTV in
this list.

Yes LiveTV has its uses, you'll find yo use it less and less.

I use multirec (two tuners each as 4 virtual tuners) and will play
around and see how this affects me.

For example can you choose channel by number as opposed to browsing?

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