[mythtv-users] Have you switched from Tivo to MythTV?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Dec 5 23:30:08 UTC 2006

On Dec 5, 2006, at 1:32 PM, Mike Dent wrote:

> Hi,
> have you moved from a Tivo system to MythTV? If so how are you  
> finding it in
> comparison? More importantly how is your significant other finding  
> it!?
> Thanks
> Mike

If you're into flexibility (visual themes, recording formats,  
transcoding options) , expandability (adding tuners, adding more  
machines to offload processing, adding storage, upgrading to HDTV),  
functionality (auto-commerical skip, music, photos, DVDs, videos,  
games, news, weather, etc, etc.), and tinkering (streaming video,  
Podcasts of recorded programs, using bleed-edge technology), MythTV  
is the way to go.

If you want something that works ALL the time without having to worry  
about maintenance, Tivo is for you. MythTV is definitely not mass- 
consumer-ready (yet) while Tivo is very much plug and play (how Tivo  
says the game is played). Myth is more like plug and tweak and tweak  
until it does everything you want it to with some play in there  
somewhere. :)

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