[mythtv-users] Live TV playback frustration

Patrick Ouellette pat at flying-gecko.net
Mon Sep 3 02:31:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 08:26:38PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> For breaking news/weather alerts, I'll actually schedule recordings
> on a bunch of channels, then start watching one and if they're not
> talking about the thing I'm interesting in hearing about, I'll use
> MENU to go to Jump to Program and switch to one of the other
> programs.  I'll do this for each of the recordings I started, then
> use JUMPPREV (no default binding) or PREVCHAN (H) to flip through
> all of them--and I can jump backwards or forwards in them to find
> the spots where they /do/ talk about the important stuff...  It's
> basically channel surfing evolved--channel surfing but with the
> benefit that MythTV keeps recording the shows when I'm "surfed away"
> so I don't have to worry about missing the important stuff because
> I'm on some other channel when they talk about it...

Just curious, on a breaking news event or severe weather heading your way
(e.g. tornado) if you don't have live TV on how do you know when to record
those "bunch of channels?"


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