[mythtv-users] How can I disable this "feature"?

Mark Jenks mjenks1968 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 17:22:46 UTC 2008


On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 09:42 -0500, ryan patterson wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 7:40 AM, Marc Barrett <mnealbarrett at cox.net>
> wrote:
> > > There is a "feature" of MythTV that I would like to somehow
> > > disable.  I have a firewire connection to a Moto DCH-3200, and
> > > whenever the backend starts up (on a reboot, for instance) the
> > > backend changes the channel to whatever was being watched
> > > the last time a frontend was used.
> >
> > Why are you manually using a cablebox that has been relegated to
> > MythTV duty?  Seariously you can not expect MythTV to play nice with
> > humans co-opting its resources unannounced.  The solution is to get a
> > second cable box (which you wont connect to MythTV).  Then you wont be
> > tempted to manually control the box connected to MythTV.
> >
> > I suggest not to bother the developers with this request.
>
> I don't think "just get another cable box" is really a fair answer here.
> These things are not cheap.
>
> I also have a DCH-3200 which I share between the mythtv and actual
> direct usage on occasion.  The direct usage rate is low enough that it
> doesn't justify an extra $200 per year or whatever it is that Comcast is
> charging for these things these days.
>
> My wife knows to check the upcoming recordings on the myth and make sure
> that nothing is scheduled in the near future and we try to avoid
> rebooting the backend.
>
> Eric
>
> Why not get her to use the "WatchTV" in myth?    That's what I did with my
setup.   Just train everyone to use the frontend no matter what.

-Mark
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