[mythtv-users] trouble with CSPAN channels

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Mar 8 09:57:07 UTC 2021

On 07/03/2021 23:50, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 6:10 PM Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
>> In that case, it would appear that my days of using MythTV are numbered.
> Depending on what channels you watch
> (and whether you require them in HD(*))
> that could be today, a month from now,
> or a decade(**) from now (just like the
> previously mentioned TiVo-ites who
> intend to continue using their solution
> until something they really care about
> stops working).
> Based on some other recent changes it
> would appear that should you live in the
> Comcast central division you are more
> likely to see any wholesale migration
> first (they got S&E and the IPTV only
> boxes rolled out to new TV customers
> first).  If you do not live in the central
> division, watch what they do for hints
> as to what is coming.
>> Heck, the X1 boxes don't even have component outputs either
> Well, some of the (earlier gen) X1 boxes
> (the Pace XG1v1) do have component
> out.  And using an IR blaster for channel
> changes has a long history of (mostly)
> working, although I have never personally
> used the PX001ANM (the Pace XG1v1)
> to know if it actually works as advertised.
> That said, I think most would agree that
> using a HD-PVR2 solution is not optimal,
> although as with all else, sometimes you
> do what you have to do, and it might
> be an acceptable step for some.
> Gary
> (*) While I only rarely watch CSPAN,
> I am not sure I really care about
> seeing talking heads mostly saying
> and doing nothing of substance in
> HD vs SD,  But I do understand the
> principal of wanting what access to
> what you are paying for.
> (**) Well, few really expect that TV is
> going to still be delivered exactly the
> same a decade from now for everyone.
> No one really expects TV itself to be
> exactly the same in a decade(***).
> Three to five years is more the time frame
> some expect such delivery transitions
> to take, but that is just a guess by
> people who do not actually have any
> insider knowledge.
> (***) What many people want is to
> consume the content they want, where
> they want, when they want, and on the
> device they want (and while one is
> at it, make it all free, and don't require
> learning 20 different UIs from each
> of 20 different content owners, all
> of which believe their approach is
> the one and only).  All of those goals
> may not be seen in a decade, but
> one can dream.
Meanwhile, those of us living in the rest of the world can only shake our heads at the bizarre 
workings of US TV/media.


Mike Perkins

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