[mythtv-users] Your recording statistics?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon May 10 21:07:11 UTC 2010

On 05/10/2010 04:45 PM, MarcT wrote:
> From: Enigma
>> My stats:
>> Number of shows:    765
>> Number of episodes:    32232
>> First recording:    Thursday July 6th, 2006
>> Last recording:    Monday May 10th, 2010
>> Total Running Time:    3 years 10 months 3 days 13 hrs 13 mins
>> Total Recorded:    3 years 4 months 13 days 14 hrs 7 mins
>> Percent of time spent recording:    14%
>> Like a lot of people (judging from this topic) I had a database reset in
>> 2006.
> How in gods name do you watch all that?

If you're using MythTV properly***, you don't.  You record anything you 
*might* possibly want to watch and that way you always have something to 
watch.  If you only record things you know you want to watch, you can 
run out of recordings, and you will almost definitely miss recording 
things that you later find out you want to watch.

I set up my system to record every episode of every single new series 
that airs each season.  Then, based on whether it's 
canceled/not-canceled or people say it's great/terrible or I watch an 
episode and decided it's wonderful/garbage, I'll either watch the series 
or delete it without watching.

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/188789#188789 for 
information on a great way to find all these new series.  For those of 
you without Schedules Direct, you'll need to use the Title Search screen 
in mythfrontend.


***OK, call it subjective, but I still think any other way is wrong.

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