[mythtv] SoC 2006: Configuration Revamp Information
stuart at tase.co.uk
Fri Jun 2 19:36:36 UTC 2006
On Friday 02 June 2006 19:36, Justin M. Hunt wrote:
> There are several settings which I have identified which may be removed,
> unless there is compelling reasons not to. Please look through the
> following list of options, and reasons, to see if there are any which you
> feel should not be removed.
Whilst I'll not dispute that some settings really don't serve a purpose, they
were all added for a reason to begin with. At least some of the settings on
the list could easily form part of an advanced or even expert level of
> Display Channel Icon: Let the theme decide
Assumes that channel icons are always available/installed. We don't want to
restrict users to using one theme or another because they do/don't have
channel icons. We *might* assume that channel icons can be displayed if the
icon field of any record in the channel table is complete.
> Channels to display: causes problems when changed
I've experienced no issues when increasing this from the default. The value
depends on several factors including display size/type, user eyesight and
preference. Some people like a lower value with increased size whilst I
prefer a higher value so I can better scan and compare the listings with the
minimum of scrolling.
> Time blocks to display: causes problems when changed
> What to call unknown program: just pick something
If that something is better than the current default. I frequently have gaps
in the listings when channels are off-air, so changing this to Off-Air was
> What category to give unknown program: just pick something
We should probably not display a category when the programme is unknown.
> Alternate clear saved
> position: J. Donavan Stanley's recommendation
As long as it defaults to OFF.
> Time offset for thumbnail preview images: most users probably don't change
> this since you cant get it perfectly right for all programs anyways
I use this, though I don't object to it being dropped as a setting the value
used should take passing values into account. In my case I use a 2 minute
soft padding ahead of any recording so the thumbnail offset should be at
least 180-240 seconds or padding+120 seconds.
> Reschedule higher priorities: J. Donavan Stanley's recommendation: "Allows
> more intuitive behavior based on user feedback.", Daniel Kristansson said
> "I don't think you can remove the reschedule higher priorities options."
I'm not sure what you are advocating for the default here. This is a MUST have
feature for me.
> Daniel has also suggested that these be made into backend options:
> ATSC Signal threshold
> Time limit for ATSC signal lock
> HD Ringbuffer size (in kb)
> My appologies if this is not properly formatted on your email client.
Well it made replying more difficult, but apology accepted.
As far as other suggestions. I believe it was already mentioned in the project
proposal, but splitting settings into basic/advanced groups would make first
time configuration easier. I'd envision a basic/advanced tab on each settings
page to divide them but maintain the basic grouping.
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