[mythtv-users] Most reliable path to a working MythTV system?
tony at maro.net
Thu Jan 1 17:34:30 EST 2004
Kenneth Aafl°y wrote:
>Bruce, you have a TiVo right? If so, and if you would, what is
>the major points for, and against MythTV as a competetive solution
>(only considering the software software aspect of it all)?
I'm not Bruce but here's my thoughts on it.
MythTV excels in 3 areas (assuming we're comparing standard Tivo to it
and not the DirecTV integrated box)
#1) The sheer geekiness of MythTV v/s Tivo. When I show off my MythTV
to friends they ooh and ahh and know that they could never do the same.
Anybody can install a Tivo ;-)
#2) Features. Features. Features... extendability, etc. as in the
Gallery, Video, Weather, and even the Radio hack. Open-ended solution
with Myth. I've already customized my theme and menus.
#3) No ongoing subscription. No reliability on a company to offer your
subscription still existing. A friend told me this was just FUD, that
Tivo service will always be around, but that's what I thought about my
DirecTV DSL service until I got the letter saying I had 30 days to find
another provider. Sure, DirecTV is still around, but as a DSL
subscriber I was just trash to be thrown aside.
And there's always #4. I'm the type guy that loves to create things,
and putting together a MythTV box out of spare parts and GPL software
gives a nice satisfied feeling when you're done.
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