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

Thomas Pontoppidan Spam1 at pontoppidan.name
Sun May 2 20:10:14 UTC 2010

2010/5/1 Nicolas Will <nico at youplala.net>

> 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.
I have to agree with Nicolas - a Harmony remote is your friend! It enables
the kids - even the wife - to operate the HTPC and it makes sure everything
is turned "off" afterwards:-)
Either that, or you can hide the remote for a couple of days everytime they
forget to leave live-tv:-)
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