[mythtv-users] Ready for use?

James Fryman jfryman.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 17:43:45 EDT 2005

I'll second the WAF mentioned here.

I don't often post to this list, but have been reading it quite often 
since I began my MythSetup almost a year ago. Being familiar with Linux 
helped me with the initial setup, but the Myth documents are fantastic, 
and there are plenty of startup guides available for you help setup with 
common components (read: Jarod's Guide http://wilsonet.com). I hardly 
watch TV since there is a lot of useless crap on there nowadays, and was 
  about to cancel the cable tv, but since buying my mythtv system, it's 
made the cable cost worth it by being able to grab shows that I couldn't 
  normally catch. WAF is high with this because she can now watch shows 
that she normally misses at work.

There are plenty of people going bleeding edge with Myth, but the real 
trick for WAF and production use is to go with a slightly older distro 
and set instructions. Don't fiddle once it's working, and you'll have a 
rock-solid box. Good luck!


James D. Fryman
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Tim Hamer wrote:
> plenty of people run perfectly stable myth boxes, so there is no reason 
> the software itself shouldnt work if set up and configured properly with 
> the proper hardware.
> i'm not saying you won't ever run into a problem, but as long as you 
> find a configuration that works well and then leave it alone, you can 
> run without trouble for months at a time if not longer. just look at the 
> number of married guys on this list who manage to keep the wives happy 
> with myth.
> Chris Lopeman wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have been monitoring this mail list for a while now.  And mythTV 
>> looks very interesting.  And I know it is not released yet.  And to be 
>> clear I and not trying to be insulting or start a fight.  But...
>> I am about to start dishing out money for hardware to use with 
>> mythTV.  Hardware that could probably be used for nothing or little 
>> else.  This coupled with the high activity of people having problems 
>> on the mailing list, leads to a question.
>> Is anybody successfully using mythTV on a regular basis?  I just don't 
>> want to put something together that is going to have problems with 
>> basic functionality every other day.  Or is gonna work but look like 
>> crap on my TV.
>> Thanks,
>> Chris Lopeman
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