[mythtv-users] MythTV channel buffer
felixru at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 21:59:58 UTC 2006
While watching Live TV, there is a pause of several seconds while MythTV
buffers the new channel.
If I use S-Video/RCA instead of antena and I have satellite receiver it's
very annoying to have 3-4 seconds delay while changing channels by satellite
receiver! Once again, I use S-Video not antena so browse mode doesn't help.
Just in case I do have development skills and must say that it is very bad
idea to have so called channel buffer!!
Just in case I utilize Philips HDRW 720 and guess what, it doesn't have this
problem at all.
My point is that if MythTV is ever longing to be a mature software and not a
banch of integrational tools where every user rewrites it for it's personal
usage, it must drop such ideas, like above mentioned channel buffer.
Linux is very mature OS where one can allow itself to read and write
simulteniously from any buffer.
Personally, I was shocked when first read about this limitation.
Why by choosing watch tv from main menu should there be any delay before
seeing live tv, why people why??? Why cannot I see the live tv right away
and buffer it right away too? Why? Because Philips developers smarter?
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