[mythtv-users] Live TV playback frustration

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Sep 3 18:57:44 UTC 2012

On 03/09/2012 17:27, Jeremy Jones wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Patrick Ouellette <pat at flying-gecko.net
> <mailto:pat at flying-gecko.net>> wrote:
>     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?"
> How do you know to Turn on the TV?

Oh that's an easy one I can answer: "the screen is black and the
speakers are silent".


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