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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Apr 5 18:28:42 UTC 2006

On Apr 5, 2006, at 11:16 AM, Marco Nelissen wrote:

>> The only thing I find easier about Tivo over Myth currently is setup.
>> But given that TiVo, like Apple, is fixed hardware, that makes sense.
> It's not just because of the hardware. Myth, like many other popular
> open source projects, suffers from the "make it an option!" syndrome:
> every little thing is configurable, because some people want this and
> some people want that, and when consensus can't be reached, a feature
> is made configurable. Tivo on the other hand has severely limited the
> number of things you can configure, and sometimes that's a Good Thing.
>> My only real gripe with the TV side of Myth right now is the CPU
>> requirements for HD which has caused playback hickups since I barely
>> meet the requirements. I'm sure with a >4000+ Athlon I wouldn't have
>> this issue. I also think I may need to increase the number of  
>> disks in
>> my RAID5 array, but thats only because I'll shortly be adding two HD
>> capable frontends.
> I have a combined front/backend, single disk, Athlon64 3200+ and it's
> more than sufficient for HD playback.

I suspect you would have a lot more than a "hickup" if you tried to  
play HD with a series 1 or series 2 TiVo, I think it would roll over  
and die.

Of course it wasn't designed for HD.

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