[mythtv-users] Nebie here...

travis eddy boscotwo at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 2 22:43:45 UTC 2004

well i notice you have dish network? "dishplayer 7100" if you do have fun 
getting controal of your box :-) i had to custom make a parllel port 
controlled unaverisal controller and software ( thanks to my friend) to 
change the channels on my dish box ( my friends cox cable box too). so if 
lirc dosen't work for you email me. it's not hard 2 ic a like 16 relays :-) 
but it will work gaurenteed ( unless you can't build it right, or don't have 
a parallel port) also becareful, mythtv becomes addictive :-p before know it 
you'll have an xbox frontend at each of your tvs

>From: "jlartz" <junk_inbox at comcast.net>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Nebie here... Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 16:01:00 -0600
>Hi guys,
>  First of all, please have mercy on this MythTV Newbie...
>  I'm a happy DishPlayer 7100 PVR user and I read a blurb about 'MythTV' in 
>the dishrip group and thought I'd check it out.  All I can say is "WOW!"... 
>It's amazing what you guys have collectively put together!!!   So, I'd love 
>to get started building a system, and as chance would have it, I've already 
>got most (if not all) of the hardware necessary to build a MythTV system. 
>(Hauppauge PVR-350, Athlon XP 1800, 512 ram, Matrox Millennium G450 Dual 
>Head, 120GB HDD, DVD +/-R/RW, etc.)
>  But here's where the trouble comes in -- I've got very little experience 
>with Linux to date.  I'm highly technical, and quite proficient on PC 
>Hardware and the Windows side of the world, but very little exposure to 
>Linux.  I'm no stranger to command-line interfaces (I work with mainframe 
>systems that are all 'cli' based), so that aspect of Linux doesn't bother 
>me at all.  It's just all the 'little' Linux-specific commands and stuff 
>that you're supposed to know before attempting something like this that 
>bothers me...
>  With that in mind, is it even possible for me to put this together 
>without having to have somebody 'hold my hand' through the whole process??? 
>  Is it a really complex procedure (that it seems to be), or is there a 
>simple step-by-step guide of what to do that even a monkey could follow?  
>(Not that I'm a monkey, but when it comes to Unix/Linux, my exposure has 
>only been about 99% just using it, from a shell prompt, and not 
>installing/compiling/configuring it.)   Are there any ISO images that I can 
>download to get started?
>  I guessing that many of my questions may be answered in the archives, but 
>I haven't been able to find out how to search them like I can do with the 
>Yahoo or Google news groups...  Is there one?
>  Sorry for the long post, and thanks in advance for your replies...  You 
>can email me directly if you want (my address is indeed real).
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