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

Dave Sherohman esper at sherohman.org
Wed Dec 6 17:12:40 UTC 2006

After long consideration, I finally made the switch when my Tivo's hard
drive died about 2 years ago.  *looks over at Tivo box still gathering
dust in the corner*

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 04:57:42PM -0500, David King wrote:
> Made the switch about a month ago.  IMHO ...
> MythTV is much better at:
> - Powerful and flexible control over what does, and what does not, get
> recorded
> - Full function web interface
> - DVD/movie delivery as part of the media center system
> - Integrated whole house / multiple TV system
> - No monthly fees
> Tivo was better at:
> - Ease of installation
> - Watching live TV (there's a religious war that flares up here between
> those who think live TV is an important feature and those who don't, but
> I'd say that everybody at least agrees that watching live TV isn't
> MythTV's forte.)

This pretty well matches my memory of the differences, except that I
bought my Tivo when they first came out and got the lifetime subsciption,
so I didn't have monthly fees for it.  My understanding is that this
option no longer exists, though.

As for GAF, my GF has a combination PVR/DVD player/burner unit which
I've never attempted to operate myself (and she's never tried to
operate my Myth box), but, from the sound of her complaints about it,
I strongly suspect that she'd find Myth a much more flexible and easier
to use system.

I would rather be exposed to the inconvenience attending too much Liberty
than those attending too small degree of it.
  - Thomas Jefferson

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