[mythtv-users] Recommended distro?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jul 5 14:40:47 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 08:22:54AM -0400, David Litchman wrote:
> I'm looking into switching my PC-DVR setup over to MythTV.  It looks
> like there are three main precompiled distros and I'm wondering if
> any one of them comes more highly-recommended than any of the
> others?


> Perhaps a little background is in order.  For many years I used
> BeyondTV with an analog SDTV tuner, and all was good.  Then Comcast
> went digital-only, but in clear QAM so I could still use BeyondTV
> with a digital tuner, though channel listings were a bit of a pain
> to get working.  THEN, Comcast started encrypting everything but
> broadcast channels.  My only option at that point was to get a Ceton
> InfiniTV and a Cablecard.  Unfortunately at the time the only DVR

    You have to keep in mind that Linux can't use any channels on the
CC tuner that aren't "copy freely". If you provider has things locked
down, then MythTV will be of limited usefulness with the Ceton tuner.


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