[mythtv-users] MCE vs Myth (with added problem with myth)

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Apr 15 18:15:46 UTC 2011

On 4/15/2011 10:20, Stephen Atkins wrote:
> On 4/14/2011 8:41 AM, Richard Morton wrote:
>> Please excuse brevity and pistakes this email was composed on an Android
>> smartphone
>>   >
>>   >  >  I actually run both a MCE and Myth boxes.  When scheduling on the MCE
>>   >  >  box I can only tell it to record ever episode of "The Big Bang Theory"
>>   >  >  but there is no way to tell it to only record first run episodes and
>>   >  >  don't rerecord episodes it already has.  That and I'm stuck using their
>>   >
>>   >     ...ouch. That has to bite. Sounds like something that would
>> unecessarily
>>   >  keep tuners busy when they don't really need to be. Sounds like
>> something that
>>   >  would either cause extra conflicts or require more tuners.
>>   >
>> And lots of extra power consumption, system uptime, unnessary cable
>> subscriptions and lots of additional storage.
>> Why if you have myth would you continue with mce? One of the key things
>> of mythtv is getting to the point that there is no input switching of
>> the tv/receiver making waf very high.
> The wife may find her machine switched to Myth at any moment.  But its
> not "MY" machine it's "HER" machine and she wants windows on it.  I'm
> just the husband and do as I'm told:)

You can run mythfrontend on Windows, and there are 3rd party binaries 
available so you don't even have to compile yourself.

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