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

Paul Mason latepaul at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 19:39:48 UTC 2007

On 04/06/07, Colin Guthrie <mythtv at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> Stuart Morgan wrote:
> > On Monday 04 June 2007 13:39:07 Colin Guthrie wrote:
> >> Thought this link I found on /. may make interesting reading:
> >> http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=855576
> >
> > Colin, is reading this going to cause my blood pressure to soar? By
> that, I
> > mean is it a factually accurate article, or is it full of a usual
> mistakes
> > and "I couldn't setup lirc, so mythtv sucks" type comments?
> Well it's a bit hit and miss. Some comments are of the pointless "I need
> my hand held" type spitting out of the dummy because they couldn't get
> it to work within 5 mins of installing and doing zero background
> reading. But that said the main article is faily interesting from a
> comparative sense. The author is a self proclaimed Linux advocate and
> openly bashes Microsoft, so any pros to MCE/cons to Myth are probably
> fairly valid ones. He has also mentioned he had some issues that
> required manual tweaks in myth but brushed them off rather than singling
> them out as "blockers" etc. as many writeups do.
> I think the the main points of interest are probably in the UI of the
> frontend. He praises the backend but ultimately resigns to the fact that
> MCE has a a much more visually impressive/intuitive UI on the frontend.

To be fair he said the UI was prettier on MCE but the menus less confusing
and better laid out on Myth

Paul Mason
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