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

Schlaegel vthtym0505 at schlaegel.com
Wed Apr 5 20:15:53 UTC 2006

On 4/5/06, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet.net> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 4/5/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > 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.

It all depends on how you choose to go about MythTV. I spent about
$130 for my setup.
MythTV is just a process/daemon that runs independently in the
background on my primary PC. I bought a PVR350, which does hardware
encode/decode and I can do everything I want with no impact on
processor usage. I kept the computer where it was in a different room,
and just routed some cable between the computer and TV.

Now if I can only convince the MythTV developers to keep supporting us
PVR350 folk.

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