[mythtv-users] Need help / suggestion for building a myth box
Matt - MythTV Users Group List
mythtv at elmss.com
Wed Dec 14 08:05:42 EST 2005
Thanks for your input. I had found what looks to be a plug-in for Myth called MythTivo. I don't know much about it, and I do not hold high hopes for it. Like you suggestion I will probably just build my Myth box as a jukebox.
Do you have you Tivo remote working with your Myth box?
Also do you mind sharing some of your hardware specs?
In addition, I am currently am using Etivo to pull shows off my DirectTivo
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Chris Ribe
Sent: Tue 12/13/2005 9:44 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Need help / suggestion for building a myth box
Your DirecTivo will not work as a backend. Depending on the model, you might be able to export recordings from it after extensive hacking, but there probably isn't a solution you are going to like that will work with your DirecTivo. (Full disclosure: I use a DirecTiVo for watching TV and a MythTV system for tinkering - and in the hope that it will one day work better than my DirecTivo.)
Regarding MythMusic, I'll refrain from saying anything as I have nothing nice to say. If there are users out there who listen to a lot of music (as many hours/day as TV) and use MythMusic, I implore them to come forward and share their success stories.
MythVideo/MythDVD are a very nice little combo for watching/ripping DVD's. From what I understand of your situation, I would recommend setting up a MythBox as a DVD player/juke while retaining the DirecTiVo for TV.
On 12/13/05, Mythtv Users_Group <mythtv at elmss.com> wrote:
I'd like to build a Myth system. However, I'm not sure if I can build just a front-end system.
Here are my Goals
- Small Quiet system
- DVD / Music library (Main Goal)
I'm tired of having my kid's man handle my DVD's and CD's
- Encode shows for my Pocket PC when I travel
- Use my Direct Tivo as my backend encoder (optional)
- DVD Burner to save shows
- Replace my old stereo system with a Myth system
My Direct TV Tivo sound plays through my old Dolby Pro-Logic 5.1 via a RCA connection. No sound comes out of my TV
- I'd also like to use my Direct TV Tivo remote
It has a switch for Satellite receiver or TV
Thanks in advance
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