[mythtv-users] Several General Questions

Darryl Wisneski - ski myth at skicentral.tv
Fri Dec 3 14:39:44 UTC 2004

Lane Schwartz wrote:


> I really have to disagree with this post.
> Once Myth is properly set up, it is just as easy to use as a Tivo. It
> is not a far cry from punching a few buttons on a Tivo remote.

True that.  Mythtv, like the open source platform it is built on, should 
be promoted.  Don't forget it is beta software, hence the .16 release tag.

I foresee a day when mythtv is rock solid & many of the little 
annoyances are nailed down.  That would probably be mythtv 1.2.  Then, I 
would consider putting one together for my folks.  Don't forget, you can 
make it so you could ssh into the box - remotely.

At that point, I would like to try selling them too - with a service 


> Yes, Myth and the accompanying TV tuner drivers can be a pain to get
> set up and configured. But at least in my experience, once it's
> working it stays working.
> Maybe this is just me, but I think we're doing a disservice to
> ourselves and to the Myth developers by discouraging people from
> setting up Myth for their non-Linux-savvy friends and family.
> Lane
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