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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun May 2 14:03:12 UTC 2010

On Sunday 02 May 2010 07:41:11 am Rick wrote:
> On 05/01/2010 04:43 PM, Kingsley Turner wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> > Sit your kids down, and tell them with your "Father Voice" that you need
> > to have a talk about "something important".
> >
> > The explain in a serious tone that TV shouldn't be left on, and why.
> >
> > That'll fix it. Works on our kids anyway.
> >
> > -kt
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> This means I have to actually talk and interact with them?  :)

As distasteful as that might be, yes. I would emphasize the "green" aspect of 
the matter, energy is not to be wasted, for a lot of reasons. A good start to 
a discussion of the limited resources available to the planet, and how we 
should react to the situation.

The "pedal the bicycle in order to watch TV"  approach teaches a lot about the 
amount of energy TV viewing requires, but it's probably not practical for most 

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