[mythtv-users] satellite receiver with mythtv
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jun 20 18:40:40 UTC 2005
Mark J. Small wrote:
>On June 20, 2005 02:29 pm, Nick wrote:
>>On 6/20/05, EB <ebroo at setuidzero.org> wrote:
>>>I am finding that changing channels within the
>>>satellite signal but outside of myth has a bad delay? I know this is
>>>because the signal coming is being recorded first, and then displayed but
>>>is this normal? There is literally a 2-5 second pause between pushing the
>>>button and seeing the change?
>>The delay you are seeing is normal buffering - if you change channels
>>on the receiver, there will still be a few seconds of buffer left on
>>the old channel before the buffer contains. It's nothing to worry
>>about and cannot be eliminated. It's annoying when channel surfing,
>>but that's not what MythTV is intended for. If you use a serial port
>>IR blaster, you will still get this delay, as it's independent of the
>>channel change method. (I use a serial port IR blaster, and never had
>>any problems with it all.)
>It is rather frustrating. It takes about 1 second to send the change channel
>signal to the box, then 2 seconds of buffering, then another second or two
>for my STB (digital cable) to tune in to a digital channel. It all adds up
>to painful surfing. Fortunately, I only surf when I testing. Other members
>of my family (mostly my daughter) still like to surf, so they often will
>bypass mythtv and watch live tv directly.
>I have found that I can speed up the first part (sending the change channel
>command) by pressing Enter after the channel numbers. This tells mythtv that
>yes, I am done entering my numbers, so you can get to work changing channels.
>Myth seems to give me a very long to to enter a third digit.
Right program for the job... EXECTV menu entry on Myth using xawtv.
for details of why MythTV is not (and cannot be made) the right program
for the job.
More information about the mythtv-users