[mythtv-users] MythTV as a non-primary device?
nowhere at cox.net
Sun Apr 25 13:54:27 EDT 2004
I mostly record and watch recordings but also watch live TV. My surfing
now consists of pulling up the menu and flipping thru the program guide
so I don't care about the delay in channel changing. I never use
chup/down to change channels. And when I'm in the mood to watch two
channels at the same time I fire one up on each station and swap tuners
(this however results in a much larger hunnydolist the next day ;).
As for the wife, she would not go back to regular TV for anything, and
she is quite computer illiterate. I had to do a couple things though,
one of which was to program the PWR button on the grey remote to restart
the frontend. I have occasional crash or freeze that I have not tracked
As far as whether it is ready for non-techies, I am getting ready to
build for fee a few units for some interested friends and aquaintences.
I have found nothing in the 0.14 build that cannot be overcome with my
frontend restart or in worse case a reboot. Since it is a PC afterall,
people seem to understand and accept that is needs a reboot once in
while (Thanks BILL!).
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Grant Edwards
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 7:48 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV as a non-primary device?
> > I've had my mythtv box up and running for about a week now, and
> > I don't watch live TV on it for two reasons:
> > 1) Changing channels takes a long time (5+ seconds). That
> > makes surfing pretty difficult.
> Hmmm, what are you using for a tuner/capture card?
> On my PVR 250 channel
> changes are very smooth, only a slight pause. You can accelerate the
> channel change by hitting "enter" after the channel number, instead of
> waiting for the timout.
I use the up/down buttons on the remote (which doesn't have an
enter button). Is there timeout on ch-up/ch-down?
> 16 ENTER makes it happen almost immediately, at
> least on my system.
> > 2) It's a bit unstable when watching weak stations: choppy
> > audio and video.
> I haven't experienced this on a PVR 250 card, but most of my signals
I live on the wrong side of the building for UHF. :(
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