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

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Sat May 1 19:43:27 UTC 2010

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On May 1, 2010, at 12:57 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> 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
> offend.
> 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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I have a similar problem with the wife leaving live tv on.  At one
point I thought I found a built in setting for the maximum time to
allow live tv to run, but it didn't seem to work.  Sorry for the lack
of detail.

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