[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 21:37:57 UTC 2006

On 12/1/06, Brad Benson <bbenso1 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I'm sorry that the capture card you bought doesn't work right with the
> already existing great software that allows you to watch live TV without PVR
> functions.  That's not a MythTV problem.  I'm sorry that the hard drive you
> have is pitifully small for video storage.  That's not a MythTV problem.
> You've been given many, many, many options by a multitude of people, but not
> one of them is acceptable to you.  The answer here is not to change the
> software that works wonderfully for most everyone else to fit your specific,
> poorly-chosen hardware.  If you want to run Myth, get a system that's
> capable of running it correctly.  If you just want to watch live TV get a
> capture card that works with the software that does that.
>  Brad

Well said. I'd only add that there is another option for people who
want to use a PVR but break all the PVR functionality because they're
too obtuse to listen, too poor or too cheap to buy a reasonable drive,
and too ignroant to realize that the point of a PVR is to do away with

Use a TV instead. If you can't find a TV for free or close to it,
you're not looking hard enough.

And Brad DerManouelian, I laughed, though I laughed harder at the poll

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