[mythtv-users] DirecTV (and MythTV)

Benjamin Podoll podollb at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 22:44:15 UTC 2007


I will preface my question with this: I am a DirecTV customer that has
three DirecTV Tivo Series 2 R10 systems. I have been using these
systems for a few years and have also upgraded them (they each have
dual 300 GB disks). So, as of now, I am happy with DirecTV and with my
DVRs, they have plenty of space and I am able to record 2 shows at
once on each of the 3 systems. But... I want more.

The DirecTV systems are not networked, that sucks, hence I can't share
recorded shows with each system and I am dependant on each particular
system for the schedule and reliability of the recorded shows. I have
many digital images and videos from my cameras, as well as a bunch of
MP3s that I would like to have access to as well. I also would like to
have my shows backed up. I would like access via the web to my DVR
schedules and the like... As far as I can tell MythTV offers these

But my problem now is finding info on how I can stay with DirecTV and
also build a MythTV system that works reliably. I run Ubuntu Linux on
a few machines at home and have found "howtos" on Ubuntu and MythTV
which is great.

But can someone shed some light on the DirecTV/MythTV question?


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