[mythtv-users] My Tivo just died. Beyond or Myth?

Cecil Watson cwatson at linkline.com
Sat Jun 25 03:40:16 UTC 2005


Todd Bailey wrote:
> Just my 2 cents here.
Just my 2 cents.
> I think 2 more items that need to be considered is system stability, and 
> ease of installation.
> None of the replies I read so far mention how stable myth is when 
> compared to beyond.
What do you expect?  You are on the MythTV mailing list...  I for one 
have never used BeyondTV or any Windows based PVR.
> And I think it's probably safe to say that installation of beyond tv is 
> plug and play while myth needs careful installation and attention to 
> detail.
I bet I could install KnoppMyth on a bare system faster than you can 
install BeyondTV (and Windows) on a bare system.
> I've been evaluating it for about a week and so far my experiences have 
> been, for lack of better terms, interesting.
I've been using MythTV for over 2 years.  First on Mandrake then on 
KnoppMyth.  It has been very stable.  For the most part, I leave my 
master backend running 24x7.  Last month I went out of town for a 
business trip that was suppose to last 1 week, it ended up being three. 
  When I returned, my master backend had filled up, yet the it was still 
up and running!



PS:  While one can watch and record HDTV w/ MythTV, currently one cannot 
w/ BeyondTV.

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