[mythtv-users] LiveTV conflicts with scheduled recording - despite unused tuners on the same box!

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 05:52:22 UTC 2009


2009/7/2 Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>:

> I completely disagree.  Sport and news broadcasts should also be recorded.
>  "But," people say, "It makes no sense to record the news--it's not like
> I'll care about it next week."  Well, do you schedule your life so that you
> can start LiveTV exactly when the news show you like comes on?  Then why not
> schedule MythTV to record your favorite news show(s).  "But then I'll have
> to delete the old shows!"  No, that's why Myth has the options allowing you

[great (and very entertaining) post snipped]

I really enjoyed reading your post here...

What I'm guessing here is that the reason you don't see the same way
other people are seeing things (including myself) is that you don't
have kids ...

Maybe I'm too old (36) but I can not remember the last time I had the
chance to plan to sit down and watch a recordings I had made earlier.
When I did configure MythTV to record specific shows exactly like you
describe I found that:
1- it takes forever to go through all the programs and decide what is
it I'd like to watch, and mainly, what is it my wife would like to
watch (she will never be able to get through all the recording
2- When I did make up all those recordings, I just never got the time
to sit down and watch them.

Yes, I admit, I am now a passive tv watcher. and I often watch what's
on. Stuff I wouldn't have recorded anyway because I didn't know about
it or because looking at the TV guide, it didn't seem that great ; but
in the end turned out to be great show.

We have a few channels with very little ads there, no ads to skip. and
if there are, I've been interrupted enough to be about 1 hour late on
the program so I can fast forward quickly.

I like the ability to do stuff in my living room, playing with my kid
or cooking with the TV running in the background and if I hear
something I find interesting then I watch.

But the time I used to have the chance to sit down, and watch TV
without being interrupted, is long gone.

And finally, that you don't see why people like to use LiveTV, is
probably the best reason for you not to tell them that they shouldn't
use it.

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