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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat May 1 16:57:19 UTC 2010

On Saturday 01 May 2010 10:41:04 am Paul Bender wrote:

> It is possible that you could write a program/script to do this. It
> could use the telnet control interface to determine the current state of
> the frontend. Were the frontend not at them main menu, then it could
> remember/record this and return the frontend to the main menu were the
> time not in the main menu too long. Of course, as this script would be
> time rather than event driven, it is could cause your frontend to return
> to the main menu when someone is using it.

I've been watching this thread with amusement, since I have no kids in the 
house. My first though involved a large stick to be used when the little ones 

Charging the kids per minute watched over a pre-set limit might work, either 
charge them money or impose chore-based "fines".

Requiring them to pedal a bicycle-type generator in order to run the TV set 
might be interesting.

A pop-up of some sort that requires viewer input to continue (similar to what 
Nielsen used to do) might work as well.

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