[mythtv-users] Myth Developers ban all use of MythTV as a PVR due to IP infringement?

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Fri Sep 7 19:03:01 UTC 2007

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 02:25:16PM -0400, James Gutshall Jr wrote:
> Thanks Joe.  My point exactly.  Its not that we cannot afford $5.  It is
> that MythTV is condidered a "play" project by the wife,  thus aquiring a
> monthly subscription for a "play in the spare time" type of project is hard
> to negotiate.  I am trying to convince her that I want to use this for the
> long haul.  though at the same time myth has competition from the likes of
> xp media center which I already have on another machine and I dont have to
> pay for listings.  Until I get her on board, I am currently at the
> tweaking/playing around stage.
> BTW Brett,
> What does your wife think about your mythtv venture at this time?  have you
> been using it long, or still semi new?  If long time, how long before you
> got your wife fully onboard where she used it instead of going upstairs to
> another tv?
> Im not picking, I am honestly asking as I am trying to roll this out at my
> house.  My daughter (3yrs old) loves the being able to watch her cartoons,
> which i have record.

I'm not Brett, but:

We have a TiVo. A Series 1 TiVo, which I won in a contest. We
liked it. We bought a lifetime subscription, and we upgraded the

But my wife wanted to record to DVDs, and recording from the
TiVo took real-time. Still, she did that for a while.

Then we started running out of space frequently. Even with
everything being recorded in lowest quality.

It was clearly time to upgrade, one way or another. I priced out
a TiVo Series 3, and compared it against building a MythTV box
with more storage, four tuners (two ATSC, two NTSC) and a DVD
burner. About the same price, really.

Then TiVo started showing commercials. I started building the
Myth box.

The biggest SAF was adding a $20 remote control. When almost
everything could be handled from that instead of (very bad:) a
wired keyboard or (pretty bad) an IR keyboard, she started using
it all the time.

The current great feature is playlists. I can set up three or
four shows that we want the kids to watch, start it playing,
then pause it and return to it. (There ought to be a way to set
up named playlists and keep a position bookmark in each...)


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