[mythtv-users] How would you handle the kids leaving Live Tv on all the time?

Rick rbonafied at gmail.com
Sat May 1 16:30:07 UTC 2010

On 05/01/2010 09:46 AM, Nicolas Will wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 09:25 -0400, Rick wrote:
>> I was wondering if there is a way to "time out" live tv viewing after
>> say X hours ?  With the recent Comcast switch to digital, the only
>> real
>> way we can watch tv is using Myth.  (That's because Myth has the
>> tuners).  The kids are not in the habit of exiting the live tv screen
>> before they turn off the tv.  Is there some way I can prevent Live Tv
>> from endlessly recording?
> I use a Logitech remote. The OFF button runs a macro that turns the TV
> off and exits live TV, or whatever was playing, returning to the home
> screen.
> Works pretty well.
> Nico
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That's a cool approach... except I don't currently have a remote I can 
do that with.  :) Is there something that can be done from within Myth 
or the system Myth runs on?

One thing I was wondering ... could maybe the event system be leveraged 
that would set a timer and then when the timer expires it could send the 
command to exit live tv?  Is that possible?

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