[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Thu Sep 6 02:44:10 UTC 2007
On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 07:39:34PM -0700, Robert Current wrote:
> > Once again: one of the primary "selling points" for MythTV is that it
> > can optimize your recording schedule by bumping things to be recorded
> > later, if you have more programs than tuners.
> > It can't do that, if it doesn't have sufficient advance schedule
> > data to chew on. So, no: "everything that can be done now [with
> > traditional long term program schedule data]" could, in point of
> > actual fact, *not* "still be done [if you were scheduling recordings
> > one by one using Titan's web interface]."
> I think you need to go back and read the original comments about how
> using non-Schedule-Direct data will make recurring recordings stop
> working. Look closely at how it was instantly preceded by some that
> Schedules Direct was the only way to make sure your favorite weekly
> shows would ever get recorded, unless you told it to manually every
Well, in the context of the OP's assertion (using the Titan TV
interface to schedule programs), that also is true: you can't use the
scheduler unless you have at least one full day's data in advance.
> You're setting up the straw-man argument, not me. No one, until now,
> mentioned optimizing recording times for shows that air the same
> episode several times a week, the one thing you're pointing to.
Fine, but I've already countered that argument as well.
> And, that one specific feature, NOT the ability to do recurring
> recording, can be done with ANY listing data, and only depends on the
> amount of future data you have. That data does NOT have to come from
> Schedules Direct for this to work.
Didn't say it did. Said there was no obvious way to get said data in
blocks without violating someone's TOS.
> So, recurring recording works with ANY data. ANY. Regardless of how
> many days of data you have.
> Your specific case also works with ANY data, and it happens to work
> better with data that goes further out into the future.
No, actually, it really doesn't work at all without more than one day
> If you read carefully what was said, there are people reading this
> that didn't understand how any of this works. They were intimidated
> and scared and seemed to believe that unless they paid $15 their
> MythTV system wouldn't record their favorite weekly shows. Then
> thanking Schedules Direct for the ability to record lots of shows and
> not have to schedule recordings manually.
Oh, you're makin that up. Citations, please.
> They were thanking Schedules Direct for a feature that had NOTHING
> to do with Schedules Direct, it was a MythTV feature that works
> with ANY data.
Fine; it doesn't matter where you get the data from.
You happy now?
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