[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 19 13:25:31 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 08:24:59PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> IMHO, MythTV is a very expensive DVR solution--it costs a /lot/ of time
> to learn what you need to learn to make it a good DVR and to keep up
> with support, maintenance, development/changes for upgrades, etc.  That
> being said, I feel it's worth the time cost to me because I love hacking
> on it and learning from it.  If it's not worth the time cost to you,
> then Windows MCE (if you're willing to spend some time on it) or a
> cable-/satellite-company provided DVR or a 3rd party DVR like a
> TiVo/ReplayTV (if you'd rather it just work) is probably a better solution.

FWIW, I used to agree with you on that, until I installed 0.20.2.

Now, admittedly, you gotta install a distro under it, and I used SuSE,
instead of a packaged one.  But once I clean-sheeted out from under a
crashed old box, it went like a top.  I just didn't bail *soon* enough.

-- jra
Jay R. Ashworth                   Baylink                      jra at baylink.com
Designer                     The Things I Think                       RFC 2100
Ashworth & Associates     http://baylink.pitas.com                     '87 e24
St Petersburg FL USA      http://photo.imageinc.us             +1 727 647 1274

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list