[mythtv-users] [RANT] mythtv-users] Deal with non-HD in SD only frontends?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Dec 28 04:30:20 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 11:09:35AM -0700, Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Bill Bogstad <bogstad at pobox.com> wrote:
> >
> > <RANT>
> >
> Really? I found it quite simple to set up. Part of that, in my case, is that
> I'm using ATSC, not cable. Comcast seems to go out of their way to make life
> difficult for people that aren't using one of their boxes. I told it what
> tuner I have, did a channel scan, and off to the races. Really, the TV
> recording config for the backend was the simplest part for me to set up.
> I agree that the docs could use improvements, but most of the things you
> complained about sound to me like they fall on Comcast, not Myth. Myth
> simply doesn't have the necessary data to map the channels properly, so
> various people have tried to hack around the problem. My wife still misses a
> couple cable shows, but we just get them on DVD. That seems to make her
> happy and we save a lot of money. I'd be willing to pay for Comcast if they
> worked properly with Myth, but as they refuse to be reasonable, I see no
> reason to keep paying them $100/mo.
> The SD/HD thing is an area I can see people being irritated, but it seems to
> me that adding the code to deal with it takes devs away from more important
> matters for something that will have very limited usefulness. As HD capable

    Being able to tightly control things usually isn't terribly obscure. On
my own setup I have all vdpau frontends but I would still find it useful to
force LiveTV to use my "lower horsepower" tuners first simply because they
would be the ones I would most likely want to use live.


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