[mythtv-users] UK HDHomeRun+MythTV Success Stories

Ben Kamen bkamen at benjammin.net
Sun May 16 17:29:54 UTC 2010

On 5/16/2010 12:14 PM, Another Sillyname wrote:
> On 16 May 2010 17:13, T.J. Crowder<tj at crowder.org>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Would anyone from the UK like to share their success stories using
>> HDHomeRun and MythTV?
>> Background:
>> I'd like to set up a MythTV DVB-T box, but although I know a bit about
>> Linux admin, I just do not have the bandwidth to allocate a lot of
>> time (upfront and ongoing) to keeping the box happy. It needs to be
>> (nearly) an appliance. Probably for that reason, and partially because
>> I haven't had a box lying around with a full PCI slot for a
>> WinTV-NOVA-T (now apparently no longer in production?), I still
>> haven't done it, largely because I don't want to fiddle with capture
>> card and remote control issues.
>> But looking at the HDHomeRun, it seems like one of those (or two; we
>> run into the two-tuner limit sometimes) plus an existing box I have
>> would come pretty close to Just Working(tm).
>> What's your experience, if you have a minute to share?
>> Thanks,
>> -- T.J.
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> T.J.
> I don't have a homerun...
> But to set up a Linux myth box is very very very easy these days.
> Install say Fedora from DVD takes maybe 30 minutes.
> configure rpmfusion repo from web takes maybe 5 minutes
> install myth from rpmfusion repo takes maybe 10 minutes
> configure setup takes maybe 30 minutes
> say 90 minutes all in to allow for any issues.
> if you don't have a pci slot use a usb dual tuner

If you use the knoppmyth distro, it's even easier.

My only tweaks were things like adding a second DTV card with split personalities to play nice with a PVR-350 and a VFD display.

I fiddle. So I had to spend some time.. but otherwise, the KnoppMyth distro is quite nice.


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