[mythtv] MythTV vs. Vista MCE: First Impressions (Looong!)

Justin Hornsby justin.hornsby at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 14:27:04 UTC 2007

All of this comparing apples & oranges is futile IMHO.

MythTV takes a certain amount of aptitude & intellect to get going.
That's not necessarily a bad thing either!  Sure it has its downsides
(it doesn't make my morning coffee & toasted bagels) but for free it
does plenty more than I'd expect it to, more ably than I'd expect for
no financial outlay.

MCE on the other hand.. well, you get what you'd expect from Microsoft
I imagine.

A colleague of mine at work is a *real* Windows fanboy & lately he's
been expressing his outright frustration at Vista's MCE effort.
Sounds to me like I have good reason to be yet another smug Linux user

None of the 'comparison' reviews I've ever read offer any *real*
conclusions - just Linux vs MS sentiment & flames best steered clear
of.  If mythtv is 'losing' some users like those who whine in places
like avsforum & slashdot, so much the better IMHO.

Justin Hornsby
Creator of ProjectGrayhem, blootube and neon-wide themes for MythTV
email: justin(dot)hornsby(at)gmail.com
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