[mythtv-users] Considering MythTV, curious about relative WAF.

Robin Smith 1canuck2 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 03:32:56 UTC 2005

My MythTV box is rock solid stable (unless I mess with stuff - but
that's personal choice).

My 8 year old can use it, my wife loves it, Who can ask for anything more.


On 6/9/05, Garry Cook <garrycook at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/9/05, David Asher <david.asher at caviumnetworks.com> wrote:
> > Our household is currently all DirecTivos (2 series 1, 1 HDTivo).
> >
> > My wife LOVES her/our tivos.  (As do I)
> >
> > Unfortunately, DirecTV ticked me off recently with the NFL Sunday Ticket
> > pricing, and I've always loved the convergence possiblities (realities?)
> > of MythTV, so I'm thinking of using it as an opportunity to bring in MythTV.
> >
> > Once MythTV is working, is it as stable as the tivos?  Is it as
> > trustworthy as the tivos?  I haven't had a chance to play with it yet,
> > is it as easy to use as the tivos?  I know it can do things that the
> > tivos can't, but I'm not sure my wife will be interested in those things.
> >
> > Anyone with experience using both directivos and MythTV please chime
> > in.  I really,really,REALLY don't want to lose the WAF of the Tivos.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David.
> I have no experience with Tivo's, as I never saw the value of paying
> for them. But when I thought about the possibility of building my own,
> it was easy to shell out a couple of hundred bucks for some capture
> cards and a big hdd.
> I believe the WAF is very high with my Mythbox. About the only time
> she gets upset is when I start fiddling around and break it. And even
> then it's not too bad, because when I am done and it's back online, it
> usually works better than it did previously (new features, plugins,
> etc.).
> The wife is actually sitting right next to me now, on her *cough*
> windows box. Let me ask her to rate it on a scale of 1 - 10...
> She says it would rate a 7 if it were not sitting in a tower case
> beside the TV. The fact that I don't have it in a compact type case
> drops it to a 5. She also adds that because I now am in front of the
> TV a lot more than I used to be, perhaps it's a 4.
> However, she never misses an Oprah anymore, so I'm offended by her rating of 7.
> --Garry
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