[mythtv-users] New user trying to get started - basic operation test

Adam Wood a at acdubs.com
Wed Feb 3 18:45:12 UTC 2010

I believe scheds direct will give you a 7 day trial. It was enough to
convince me to commit.

If I understand you correctly, you do need to have your backend configured
before using the frontend.


> From: "Mark V. Tollefson" <Mark-T at CharterInternet.com>
> Reply-To: <One-Way at CharterInternet.com>, Discussion about mythtv
> <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 13:34:44 -0500
> To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] New user trying to get started - basic operation test
> I have just set up MythTV (system details below).  I can watch cable
> TV using a program called TVTime, so I know that Linux can detect
> and handle the card and that the card itself is working.
> MythTV is set for combined front/back end.
> Is there any way to test whether MythTV will work without signing up
> to purchase schedule information?  I really want to just try it out to
> (manually) record anything and see/learn how the system works.
> Configuration of the back end seems to require connecting to the
> schedule service.  Can't I just request to record channel 40 for 30
> minutes at 6:30?
> Actually, I may not have even run the front end program yet.  (Can
> I run it from the command line rather than waiting for the configuration
> process to get me there?)
> Setup:
> Ubuntu 9.10 on a
> dual  Xeon processor Dell with a
> KWorld PlusTV Analog Lite PCI card.
> Location: Cleveland, TN, USA
>                                          Mark
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