[mythtv-users] [mythtv] CC benchmarks and procedure list ? Was: how would one speed up the channel changing in mythtv ?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Oct 24 06:39:03 UTC 2008
On 10/23/2008 01:10 PM, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 13:40 -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com>
>> I'm running a Sonicview Elite 360 FTA receiver. 2 tuners,
>> full PVR,
>> with time shift, great EPG, PIP, super fast change times, etc.
>> Its a
>> channel surfer's delight.
>> Not really to the point he was making. Regardless of the content,
>> tuning speed, or features, the advent of PVR and on-screen guides have
>> made the habit of channel surfing a relic of the past.
>> Guide: Why surf when you can browse what's on via the guide and choose
>> what you want to watch changing channels once?
>> PVR: Why browse when you can record anything you want to watch and let
>> priorities and auto-expiration manage the data?
> Live content and short attention spans ! Last night we watched the
> election commentary on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and CSpan all at once. It was
> great. We did PVR some of it as well.
> Its not like the EPG on those shows tells you who the guests will be and
> when they will appear.
> Channel surfing and live TV still have their place.
Hmmm. I thought FTA meant Free To Air (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air#North_America --as in not CNN,
Fox News, MSNBC, and who knows whether CSpan would be FTA).
Yes, I'm assuming you're in North America, but then again, you said you
were watching election coverage, so it's a reasonable assumption.
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