[mythtv-users] Re: excellent review of mythtv vs. MCE

Gavin Hurlbut gjhurlbu+mythtv-users at beirdo.ca
Thu Sep 16 11:36:33 EDT 2004

Paul Hyui <phyui at yahoo.com> wrote:
> at anandtech

> http://anandtech.com/linux/showdoc.aspx?i=2190
> http://anandtech.com/linux/showdoc.aspx?i=2208

I found that "review" to be quite flawed.  Choosing to use SuSE the first time
around was boneheaded for a review.  He should have gone with something more
commonly supported and documented (Knoppmyth, Fedora Core 1, Debian to name a

And then choosing not to use PVR-250 in the second run makes it comparing
apples and oranges anyways.

Some of his remarks were so off-base it's not funny.  Blaming Myth for him
not reading the docs well enough is how it came across to me.  And he should
have included the user support part of it.  Myth has the mailing list, IRC
channel, and numerous wikis and forums (official or not).

He also didn't state (that I saw) which version of MythTV he was using.

There was no *quantatative* comparison (i.e. CPU usage using the same hardware,
etc) that I could see.

On the whole, I found it totally disappointing.


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