[mythtv-users] MythTV vs Tivo (Australia)

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 14:44:48 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 7:53 PM, sonofzev at iinet.net.au
<sonofzev at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On Mon Dec 21 16:59 , Brian Wood  sent:
>>On Monday 21 December 2009 04:50:06 pm Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
>>> I have been bugging my Dad about getting a MythTV box and he has
>>> baulked. It doesnšt matter how many times I show him ours, hešs not
>>> convinced. However, he now has it in his mind to get a Tivo down here in
>>> Australia. I know nothing about these things so was wondering if anyone
>>> could give me pros and cons of Myth vs Tivo? I would much rather he had
>>> Myth box, spending $600.00 on a Tivo would give him a reasonable Myth
>>> machine with the right bits.....
>>A complete list of why Myth is better then Tivo would probably overload this
>>list server, but:
>>Commercial flagging/skipping
> (Tivo will only allow fast forward)

Just wanted to throw in that you can turn on 30 second skip on the
Tivo (at least you could, not sure about the HD units)
To do it, you hit Select-Play-Select-3-0-Select

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