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

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Fri Oct 10 04:20:04 UTC 2008

Darrin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 10:44 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org 
> <mailto: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.
I do most of my scheduling via Mythweb from the other computer but have 
no trouble using the remote, too.


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