[mythtv-users] 0.22 annoyances

Bob Cunningham FlyMyPG at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 20:55:47 UTC 2009

On 12/31/2009 11:51 AM, Charles Wright wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 1:18 PM, David Engel<david at istwok.net>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 09:45:48AM -0800, Paul Bender wrote:
>>> On 12/31/2009 9:08 AM, David Engel wrote:
>>>> Sidenote: that TiVo I started with is now 9.5 years old and still
>>>> going strong in daily use by my Mom.
>>> I am surprised that it has continued for so long. When one of the
>> So am I!  To be completely transparent, it *is* on it's third (maybe
>> even fourth) add-on drive.
> My Tivo just died after 8 years of service this week.  I'm glad that I
> got Mythtv running with a tuner just about 1 month ago (I've been
> using Mythvideo for a year now, but did not have a tuner).

Bah!  I'm still running an original ReplayTV (model RTV-2020, pre-Tivo), 
still with the original drive.  I bought it 10 years ago, back when both 
it and Amazon were still new 

I've been hacking at MythTV for over a year (to replace the ReplayTV and 
to get HD), and I have yet to see MythTV perform as simply and as 
reliably as my ancient ReplayTV.  MythTV has, for me, been a time sink 
with little reward, so much so that I'm seriously considering going with 
Windows MCE (the horror).  While MythTV has no single big thing wrong 
with it, it does have a vast number of annoyances, and the work it takes 
to address each of them is making MythTV close to an Epic Fail for me.

Then again, perhaps I'm spoiled rotten by having a DVR that "Just 
Works".  Are my standards too high?

I haven't quite given up yet: I'm still reading this list!  And 
mythbackend is still running on my F12 workstation, though I have to 
access it through MythWeb (streaming!) because of unresolved 
mythfrontend issues.  But now mythbackend doesn't record SD sound 
(probably a PulseAudio thing).  Sigh.

My 10 year old ReplayTV box just sits there, faithfully recording and 
playing SD without any problem, silently laughing at me.


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