[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Paul thannet at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 21:58:52 UTC 2007

I was in the same boat, just go to parker1.co.uk and follow his guide, I
have a very stable system apart from the EIT guide data.


On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 10:47 +0100, Damian wrote:
> I was almost at the end of my MythTV project the other day. It's just 
> too temperamental for me. To many things still yet to do on it and each 
> time I try to sort something, something else breaks. And in amongst that 
> I've got random crashes and random inability to watch anything but a 
> blank or scrambled screen. Followed by myth behaving perfectly for a 
> week before it all crumbles again without me touching anything.
> It's a shame, but on Sunday I even thought of just buying Windows media 
> centre and having done with it!
> I've pulled myself together since then.
> I simply don't have time to put such effort into a system. Something has 
> got to change or I'll just buy a Freeview box or something.
> I've gone back to basics however. Someone's due to be coming this 
> afternoon to check my signal. Once I know that's ok we can move on from 
> there with baby steps. If he says that the signal is perfect, then I'll 
> probably format and try Mythbuntu and if that gives me the same trouble 
> then I think I'm out of her. In the past I'd have loved to spend day 
> after day learning more and more about Linux and tweaking Myth. these 
> days, with a demanding job, 3 kids (one of which is just a month old) 
> there's just no time for a system that needs so much attention and 
> demands the user to learn so much just to get it to work half ok.
> Here's hoping that the ariel guy tells me that my signal is rubbish so 
> that my system is not totally to blame for all of the problems!
> Damian
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