[mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
kkuphal at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 14:20:36 UTC 2011
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Justin Johnson
<justin.johnson3 at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Justin Johnson <justin.johnson3 at gmail.com> says:
> >> 2) Using the on-screen guide was the only way to schedule a recording.
> >> I couldn't just browse through an alphabetical list of all shows in
> >> the next two weeks. This is how I regularly schedule things in
> >> mythTV, in combination with mythweb.
> > That's flabbergasting. So if the user hears about a cool TV show, but
> > doesn't know when or where it's on, he has to scan through the entire
> > grid of dozens or hundreds of shows for two weeks' worth of listings?
> > Speaking of user interfaces, I've mentioned before that one thing that
> > immediately impressed me about MythTV was how Watch Recordings very
> > cleverly uses two panes to offer both strict-chronological and
> > sorted-by-program listings of available recordings. Certainly my TiVo,
> > despite millions of dollars spent (usually quite justifiably) on the
> > user interface, didn't offer anything like that. In the five years
> > since I've yet to see anything better.
> There was a way to search using an on-screen keyboard, but that's
> tedious for obvious reasons.
> As for the hearing about a new show, my favorite rule on my myth
> system is the custom rule to record any show that has an id of EP*001,
> which basically encompasses all pilot episodes, plus some random other
> stuff that I usually ignore. Unfortunately, it's a good way to start
> watching a *ton* of new shows, but is a great way to see all the new
> shows when the "season" starts.
> Naturally, there was no way to do this in MC.
That's a very good point. I've been mulling MC since I got my Xbox. I
would very much miss this premier rule that I have running now. Truth be
told, the Xbox UPnP browser should serve me well enough for playing content
recorded by Myth. I should spend some time seeing how well that works.
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