[mythtv-users] It's not the TiVo that she loved...

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Wed Apr 5 16:55:33 UTC 2006

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 4/5/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> On Apr 5, 2006, at 9:44 AM, Richard Bronosky wrote:
>>> My wife has dealt with my MythTV tinkering for about 8 months.  she
>>> has
>>> sat in bed with the RF keyboard to watch TV, and steadily reminded me
>>> that "The TiVo wasn't that bad."  She kept saying the shes misses the
>>> TiVo, so I gave up on trying to install the free Dell USB remote
>>> that I
>>> stumbled upon, and ordered an ir receiver from http://irblaster.info
>>> last night I got it installed and setup the TiVo remote to control
>>> MythTV.
>>> Turns out that all she missed was the remote.
>>> It is a pretty good remote.  Nice shape and balance.  Decent
>>> simplicity,
>>> yet enough buttons to do everything.
>> I always liked the TiVi "dogbone" shape.
>> Does your wife miss the $12.95/month bill ??
> not as much as the $2000 spent on Myth... (well, whatever amount...
> lump some payments always seem like more than monthly ones).

hear hear. MythTV only makes sense as a hobby or if you need the added 
functionality/disk space.
Tivo is cheaper (and probably easier to use and possibly more reliable) 
by far. I suspect that might
change as time marches on though.

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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