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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 21:00:27 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> tested.

I for one welcome our user configurable variable controlled system
enhancement overlords.

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