[mythtv-users] Channel zapping and the WAF

Carl mythtv at carldunham.com
Mon Jan 12 11:49:48 EST 2004

The script does, yes, but Myth won't call the script if it thinks the tuner is 
one one channel and it's actually on another...

Any idea why the script takes so long? This should be a quick operation, I 
would think...

BTW, I'm using sony_dss.pl ...

On Monday January 12 2004 11:03, Jim Paris wrote:
> > Can you explain this a little more? I assume you refer to the fact that
> > an external perl script has to run to change channels, but it seems to me
> > that the time it takes to run the script is (should be) quite small
> > compared to the 2 seconds required to fill the buffer from the new
> > channel.
> dct-channel (for example) typically takes about 3 seconds, but could
> go as high as a minute in worst case (when the box is turned off).
> > On a minor related note, too bad Myth can't read the channel from
> > the external tuner, to avoid those rare yet annoying times when the
> > tuner and Myth are out of sync...
> dct-channel does this.
> -jim

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