[mythtv-users] Hardware databases

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jan 29 06:00:13 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 01:50:39PM -0800, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2009, at 1:40 PM, jedi wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 10:39:57AM -0800, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>>> On Jan 28, 2009, at 10:34 AM, jedi wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 05:31:49PM +0000, Gareth Glaccum wrote:
>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> How about we just ask users to fill in what hardware does not
>>>>>> work. I
>>>>>> would bet that over 90% of hardware will work...
>>>>> Difficulty with that is, if an item isn't in the list, does that
>>>>> mean it works, or just no-one has tried it....
>>>>   It's very handy to know that something is completely unproven.
>>>>   This can warn away those that aren't adventurous enough to be the
>>>> first.
>>> So if you find hardware that works, don't add it anywhere and let
>> ...yes, far better to add where no one will ever see it. It might
>> not actually do anyone any good but you can sure feel nice and smug
>> about it.
> You know, when I first set up my MythTV system, I looked on the wiki,  
> looked through my option of video capture hardware, and picked one from 
> the list and I feel anyone/everyone else can do the same. It wasn't 

    Yes, the "I can do it therefore everyone else can" approach. 

    This breaks down far too easily, especially in a user community
that may be comfortable with assembler, C++ or SQL.

> difficult, it just took about half an hour making sure I had all the 
> information and made a decision.
> Furthermore, insulting me is more of a reflection on you than me. Doing 
> it in public is a waste of bandwidth.



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