[mythtv] Suggestion for improving SLOW channel changing
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Thu Sep 8 14:15:48 UTC 2005
Peter Lee wrote:
>On 9/8/05, J. Donavan Stanley <jdonavan at jdonavan.net> wrote:
>>Nor would any of the developers. It's a PVR, that implies buffering.
>I agree. Not sure that all of the other users in my house agree, though.
Then they would be wrong. :-p Seriously, name a PVR that DOESN'T buffer.
>>We've had a PVR since the first Tivos hit the shelves we still use live
>>tv. We don't *want* to record everything. Sometimes we like to sit
>>down and discover something new.
>Yes, exactly. What this implies, at least for some users, is that it
>is not useful to be always recording everything when all one wants to
>do is "sit down and discover something new". So why not have a mode
>that avoids the overhead of recording in this case?
Even when sitting down to discover something new one still wants the
ability to pause / rewind live TV. I guarantee you that users will
bitch that they couldn't rewind something when they had to walk away for
a second during live TV or that they missed .25 seconds of video when
they paused because it wasn't recording.
>>When I'm using my Myth box I expect it to perform at LEAST as well as my
>>Tivo did years ago. What you're proposing is a HUGE step back in
>>functionality. One of the major features of a PVR is the ability to
>>rewind live tv.
>And I agree with you again. But I am asserting that there are other
>users who wouldn't miss the ability to rewind live TV during
>channel-surfing, and furthermore wouldn't mind having to hit a record
>button on the remote control in order to "turn on" the PVR
Then they can write the code...
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