ShowAnalyzer Settings Explained

While I love ShowAnalyzer, I have to admit being a little intimidated by all of the settings with obtuse names available for creating custom scanning profiles.  Now thanks to Ben, we can all tune like pros.


If you you’ve ever used any automatic commercial skipping technolog you
know that it isn’t 100 percent accurate. We remember our old ReplayTV
4080 had a button on the remote just to disable the feature when it
incorrectly identified part of our favorite show as a commercial. You’d
hit it and then rewind, so while nothing was lost, some are so annoyed
that they’d just assume skip them the old fashioned way. Well unlike the
ReplayTV, when you use ShowAnalyzer
to detect commercials on your HTPC, you can tweak your settings to 100%
accuracy. Until recently this wasn’t actually possible because while
ShowAnalyzer has been tweakable for a while, one set of settings would
fix one show, and make another worse. Well in the latest beta you can
set rules that allows you to tweak the settings per channel or even per
show. So while there is nothing automatic about gaining 100 percent
accuracy, it is actually kind of fun to try. You can even share your
specific settings with others, you know, to show everyone how smart you