[mythtv-users] The best, coolest cases ... please weigh in ...

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 12:01:28 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 7:32 AM, Darrin <mtv at aperature.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 10:44 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> [...]
>> It's sad, for all the time I spent getting LIRC and my remote working, I
>> never use it. I leave the small Gyration KB on the table next to my
>> Laz-Z-Boy and wind up using it.
>> The remote is basically for guests, who seem more comfortable with it
>> than with a keyboard, and the functions you need the KB for haven't been
>> thought of by most of my guests :-)
>> But a lot of people like the remote interface, and a lot of people
>> resist using a keyboard. Isn't it great that Myth gives you the choice?
>> beww
> I'm new to mythtv and the one thing I noticed was that using the user
> interface with a remote would seem to be... well ... what's the right
> word... tedious?  For instance, when I'm scheduling a show from the program
> guide, the default setting is 'do not record this show' or something like
> that.  To access the drop down, you need a key press followed by a multiple
> button presses to make a selection.  On other products with similar
> functionality, the default is 'record this showing' with an added menu item
> for 'do nothing/don't record'.  Essentially, it would be a lot less button
> presses to achieve a similar function.   Don't take that as a complaint by
> any means - I had always intended to use a keyboard/mouse for my setup, so
> it's a non-issue for me at least.

To "Record only this program" press right once.  To "Record at any
time on any channel" press left once.  To "Record at any time on this
channel" press left twice, etc...

There's no reason to bring up the menu.

It was supposed to be so Easy.

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