[mythtv-users] For HD Myth users, what is/was your cost?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Nov 23 21:36:55 UTC 2009

On Monday 23 November 2009 13:40:28 Bobby Gill wrote:
> I am curious what the total cost is/was for you to get everything up and
> running (asides from time, which depending on whom you are may be the
> priciest...).
> So for example, an HD capture card, a capable backend, the frontend(s) of
> course, the subscription to a provider and/or an antenna-- and if an
> antenna, did you do it yourself? Order it online, buy from a shop, hire
> someone to install, etc.? Not necessarily asking for the life story but
> some brief explanation of the components as I'm really trying to get a
> gauge on what entering this arena may cost me, and whether it's /worth/ it
> or not...

I'd like to make a suggestion for anyone contemplating a post like this, which 
is likely to generate a LOT of responses, which may be of interest mainly to 
the original poster.

I suggest that "polls" of this nature solicit responses directly to the 
original poster, who would then summarize the responses in a single post, 
after a reasonable amount of time has passed. Remember that "reasonable" may 
be longer than you think, since many folks do not read the list daily, and 
may require a week or more to respond.

It's not that I don't think it's reasonable to use this list as a polling 
vehicle, I just think it is more efficient if the responses go to a single 
individual, and a final summation of the data is all that most users here are 
likely to want.

Of course I could be wrong, but I think it might better if data that pertains 
to individual users, what equipment thery have and how much money they have 
spent etc. might be better not going to a public archived list.

I for one would prefer the whole world not know what I have inside my home :-)

Perhaps I'm being paranoid, but it never hurts to be careful.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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