Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#7512 closed defect (invalid)

Change channels immediately without select broken

Reported by: Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie (at) gmail (dot) com> Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: 0.22rc1
Severity: medium Keywords: change channels select livetv
Cc: Ticket locked: no


From the mythtv-users thread:

Disabling the option to 'Change channels without select' in LiveTV does not stop LiveTV from changing to an existing channel if the digits entered represent a valid channum.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by sphery

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

It turns out there's a subtle difference in behavior. When enabled, the setting:

Change channels immediately without select
When a complete channel number is entered MythTV will switch to that channel immediately without requiring you to hit the select button.

will result in MythTV changing the channel /immediately/ upon pressing the final digit in a numeric value that uniquely matches a valid channel number while watching Live TV. With the setting disabled, MythTV will change the channel after the OSD timeout--as most other DVRs, TVs, etc. tend to do. Note, also, users with the setting disabled may hit SELECT to change the channel immediately.

I will admit that the setting leads to confusion (as it confused me for a couple of days, too). Upcoming changes will remove the setting and attempt to provide the best behavior for all users without the confusion.

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