[mythtv-users] Looking for some additional information

Dwight Hubbard dhubbard at dwightandamy.com
Thu Mar 27 15:09:34 UTC 2003

I have to agree, mythtv is a promising projects and it does offer some of
the convergence functionality I've wished the tivo offered.  I also think
that as myth stabilizes it will be the better solution.  However comparing
the two today, the tivo is a much better choice for a PVR.

The main reasons are because the tivo software is stable and tested, I've
never had problems with the tivo crashing, stuttering or loosing audio
sync in the last two years.  I've lost power in my house more often than
I've had to power cycle my tivo (actually I've had to power cycle the
directtv box the tivo controlled more often than the tivo itself).  I can
see mythtv getting to the same point but I doubt it will happen in the
next 6 months.

The other thing is the tivo is much easier to use, 95% of all the
operations on the tivo are done using 6 keys on the remote and everything
works consistently.   Heck, my wife can even use the tivo and she asks for
help using the vcr (this has the rather negative side affect that most of
the tivo's suggestions are recordings off the lifetime channel).

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