[mythtv-users] Request for help making live TV useable

Chris Porter hoodlum7 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 20:07:53 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Adam Felson <adam.mythtv at thefelsons.us>wrote:

> > Message: 18
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:04:57 +0100, Andre <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk>
> spoke
> >
> >
> > The advice often given is to schedule a recording then immediately
> > start watching that, ignoring the troublesome live TV player, this i
> > what I do on the odd time I want to watch something that is on now,
> > I usually leave the recording a few minutes so the ads can be
> > skipped past too.
> >
> > Has anyone considered restructuring live tv so it does exactly that?
> I'd hate to see that;  why have such complexity on such a simple task?
> What I, and I suspect many others, have done is put a tv tuner on my
> entertainment system and have given up on using mythtv for live tv.
> For LiveTV, UI is fine.  It should behave like a TV but with the ability to
> pause and it does when it isn't crashing and when it can actually change
> channels.
> Seems to have strange keyboard assignments.  The up/down buttons become
> channel buttons.
> My remote control and most others have separate cursor and channel buttons.
>  Probably a simple setting that I haven't fixed yet.
> Another problem with LiveTv is the backend's insistence on using the same
> capture device.
> If I have 4 atsc tuners, tuner 1 is recording, tuner 2 is livetv, and 3 and
> 4 are unused,
> why force the user off tuner 2 or abort the recording if a recording was
> scheduled for it?
> It should simply use one of the unused tuners that have the same source.
>  Such a smart scheduler shouldn't be so rock stupid when it comes to
> conflicts with the user on livetv.
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There is the configuration option to allow Live-TV to move scheduled
recordings. The alternate is to configure Live-TV to use a tuner which has
little to no scheduled recordings.

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