[mythtv-users] Design a low cost, dual tuner, one box solution.

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 22:06:52 UTC 2010


On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Another Sillyname
<anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 11 July 2010 22:08, Keith Edmunds <kae at midnighthax.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:46:00 +0100, mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk said:
>>
>>> EIT may be enough for your users, but ...  you only get a couple of days
>>> of data.
>>
>> I get 8 days' EIT data, and I'm in the UK. What makes you think that
>> only two days will be available?
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> Mike
>
> EIT gives you 8 days of data in the UK and it also, in theory at
> least, updates now and next in real time for scheduling changes
> (although I've yet to see ITV get schedule changes right!!).
>
> I get 8 days EIT for both DVB-T and DVB-S without problems.
>
> The reason for no internet access needed is a lot of people who are
> sight impaired are older and therefore are often non computer users,
> if the box is not effectively 'self contained' it makes it too complex
> for the likely user base.

there have been threads before over the years about "let's make/design
a consumer level mythtv box". They usually founder on the fact that
everyone wants different things in their myth machine, and that you'll
never make something cheaper than the consumer electronics
manufacturers can!

Of course in the UK market it might be easier, you basically have
DVB-S or DVB-T.

By the way another reason for the internet connection in such a box is
for ease of updates.


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