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

Tyler T tylernt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 18:19:20 UTC 2010

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

Why would an appliance need updates? We discussed this not long ago
when someone broke their Myth install applying updates. Once it's
working, don't mess with it. If an update is needed to address a
really horrible bug, they can temporarily attach a USB drive.

> I wasn't aware that EIT now gave you 8 days, but that's because I haven't
> used it for a fair while. I got fed up with the database drive thrashing
> every few minutes as the latest data got compared with what was already
> there. Running the xmltv grabber + mythfilldatabase once a day is
> sufficiently adequate for our needs.

This is due to the sub-optimal EIT code in Myth. Per the -dev mail
list, a developer is already working on refactoring this for 0.24 so
that the EIT crawler only crawls a configurable 1-4 times per day
instead of constantly.

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