[mythtv-users] Why I prefer to watch sport via "Live TV" vs. recorded

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 23:04:05 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:
> ....
> > If your tuner takes 45 seconds to lock on, it's broken. I can't
> > imagine any real-world use case where a tuner could take more than 30
> > seconds to lock on to a signal and still go on to produce a watchable
> > recording.
> I respectfully suggest that you need a better imagination.  What
> about if your tuner is connected to a satellite dish, which has
> to rotate to point to a different satellite?  If that is one of those
> large dishes, that can take some time (moving large mass is
> intentionally done slowly).  Some people (I would bet) still have
> antenna rotors on their roof for OTA too.  When I had one of
> those over a decade ago it was also slow (fringe signals about
> 120 degrees apart; it was a large antenna, and it too moved
> slowly; less than 1 rpm if I remember correctly).
> For heaven's sake you guys, the 30 seconds was a purely arbitrary example.
It could be more, or less, or configurable by the user or auto set based on
the type of tuner and whether (eg) the tuner is connected to a rotor. The
point is that the presence of an actual stream can and perhaps should be
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