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

Rick rbonafied at gmail.com
Sun May 2 13:39:14 UTC 2010

On 05/01/2010 01:18 PM, Jason Chambers wrote:
> On 01/05/2010 18:03, Jason Chambers wrote:
>> On 01/05/2010 17:57, Brian Wood wrote:
>>> A pop-up of some sort that requires viewer input to continue (similar to what
>>> Nielsen used to do) might work as well.
>> I thought that's what the "Live TV Timeout" option in "Settings->TV
>> Settings->Playback" does?
> I been testing this and it does indeed display a prompt after N minutes
> of inactivity:
> "MythTV has been idle for<N>  minutes and will exit in<60 second
> countdown>  seconds.  Are you still watching?"
> Choice is Yes or No.  Yes is the default so its just one button press to
> carry on watching live TV.
> If you don't answer the question within 60 seconds live TV exits
> automatically without any interaction.
> The setting is per frontend so if the kid's use a different system you
> can set it lower of theirs without annoying everybody else.
> I suppose the biggest problem is choosing a suitable value for the
> timeout so you get the balance right between reclaiming idle tuners
> quickly, and not being prompted to often when you really are watching
> live TV.
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This is perfect!  Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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