[mythtv-users] Live TV channel restrictions
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Feb 24 17:30:11 UTC 2010
On 02/24/2010 05:10 AM, Tortise wrote:
> From: "Michael T. Dean"
>> On 02/23/2010 05:09 PM, Ian Oliver wrote:
>>> In article, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> so that you can waste your time with LiveTV
>>> Pardon? Just because person A might not like watching news or sport
>>> live doesn't
>>> mean that person B is wasting their time by doing so.
>> --even news and sports should be recordings and not LiveTV.
> OK I get that the dev promoted model is to set a recording to record -
> and if you are there at start time, then don't watch Live, watch the
> recording while it continues to record. I confirm that works well for
> me - when the viewing is planned and the recording pre-set. It is a
> different paradigm that requires significant intellectual "openness"
> to re-orient ones thinking to.
> What I am unclear about is when one more spontaneously watches LiveTV,
> Pauses, and then Resumes - then LiveTV is arguably no longer LiveTV.
> (Its delayed or recorded TV) Can someone clarify for me, is
> "Paused/Resumed 'LiveTV'" still considered LiveTV in the context of
> the liveTV vs watching recorded TV debate?
> Is this consideration at all relevant?
Yes, for all the reasons you mentioned in your other post. As long as a
user has control over the channel being watched--thus overriding the
scheduler's decisions for the efficient use of tuners--and may demand a
channel (and, therefore, potentially a tuner) change at any time, and as
long as a user has opened a "keep recording whatever program I happen to
tune and leave the recording under my control until I exit Live TV"
session (thereby "locking" the tuner as unavailable), we have Live TV in
progress. Since MythTV's scheduler doesn't read users' minds, it can
not plan for efficient recording/usage of tuners as well as it can with
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