Can I get a word in edgewise here, puhlease?

Roger Heflin rogerheflin at
Tue Jul 29 20:08:54 UTC 2008

Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 July 2008, Roger Heflin wrote:
>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone know how to make that work, or, how to change channels in
>>>>> the xine front end?  I can't find a channel up/down function in its gui.
>>>> No...  Don't actually use xine for this purpose.
>>> What do you use? xine works, but it sure is kludgy to change channels. A
>>> minute or more with lots of false starts, specially for the hi-def
>>> subchannel.
>>> Thanks Ed, now if we could get this list back to its stated purpose.
>> Gene,
>> I use mythtv for all of that stuff, both recording and watching TV.
> yes, but setting up a mythtv system needs real time access to a mythtv guru, 
> and a couple of days to build everything.  The guru I have, but he has 
> limited time too.

Not really.   With no mythtv experience it took me less than a day to setup my 
original system (putting it on a already running fedora 7 system at the time), 
the second time I set it up took <2 hours, and that included compiling mythtv 
from source.   And if you do attempt it there is a mythtv list with a number of 
guru's on it which usually respond reasonably quickly if you can properly 
describe the issue, but for the most part the howto's describe the steps needed.

>> If you are watching 1080i or 720p it does require a reasonable CPU and video
>> card to do it.   And mythtv can be run in a window, but the default config
>> is full screen.
> One proggy I watched last night claimed to be 1920x1050 or some such figure.  
> And it did miss-fire occasionally since its a good 70 air miles to the 
> transmitter and WV's topology is vertical.  Its been said from more than one 
> podium that if WV was stomped out flat, it would be the biggest state in the 
> union.

I could see what, I am only about 40 miles from the antenna and if the weather 
is being difficult things sometimes get messy.


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