[mythtv-users] TiVo-like program guide
myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jul 11 23:35:00 UTC 2007
On Jul 11, 2007, at 4:20 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 07/11/2007 06:46 PM, Jay Mallar wrote:
>> On 07/11/2007, mtdean at thirdcontact wrote: *
>>> On 07/11/2007 10:39 AM, Jay Mallar wrote:
>>>> Discovery Channel, HBO... sometimes I'm not looking for something
>>>> in particular, but I know I watch a lot of what those channels
>>>> put out, and often like to see what's coming up that I might be
>>>> interested in recording.
>>> Sounds like a perfect reason to implement Chris Petersen's
>>> long-sought-after multiple named favorites lists with easy list
>>> switching. :)
>> Believe it or not, haven't heard about it. Got a link to a wish-list
>> item or something?
> More just something I've heard him discussing. Every used a DISH
> network receiver? It allows creation of more than one list of
> favorites, so you can create "Science," "Locals," "All Channels," ...
> and easily switch between which are visible in the EPG and which are
> used for channel switching/browsing. Chris hangs out on IRC, so you
> could probably even ask him about it.
>>> If you do implement the vertical guide, you may want to talk to
>>> Justin Hornsby about doing so in a way that's "best" for theme
>> Yah, I had planned, if I ever get around to doing the code, to make
>> it themable as well. Is Justin the keeper of the themes?
> Yep. Also on IRC.
Of course, the real issue here is that anyone who is intimate enough
with the code to implement something more efficient without a lot of
trouble has no interest in using LiveTV or browsing for stuff to
watch so it always falls to the bottom of the to do list if it even
makes it on there at all. When I'm looking for new stuff to watch, I
generally use search strings or browse by genre. Certainly not by
channel. Maybe a way to toggle between the EPG and the currently
selected channel's search list would be enough to satisfy everyone's
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