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

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Jul 2 12:02:11 UTC 2009

Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> says:
>> LiveTV isn't implicitly bad, there are many channels where recordings
>> make no sense other than watching it live: sport and news channel
>> being the 2 most obvious categories.
> As Mike Dean advises, record them too. Otherwise, one is missing out
> on the ability to skip commercials (or skip to commercials, when
> dealing with the Super Bowl).
So... you recorded 9/11 to watch it later? There *are* occasions when you want 
to watch something as it happens. Like the moon landings, for example (3:30 am 
here in the UK. I was one of the few with a TV. My room was crammed with other 
hostel dwellers).

I agree that myth is primarily a dvr, but that's the way that development has 
been emphasised lately. The "myth" in myth is from "mythical convergence 
device", and we would do well to remember what it is we're supposed to be 
converging: live tv is one of those functions, and our tv habits go back to the 


Mike Perkins

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