[mythtv-users] update ceton firmware?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 16:58:13 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do they have a changelog for you to read to determine if it makes sense?

not that I could find

> Do
> they have a user forum where others may have reported problems?


> If so, you
> are far more likely to get a useful answer there than from the likely 5
> users here with one.

really, only 5 users on this forum are using a Ceton?

> And really, why do people think this is the right venue for asking questions
> that are better asked elsewhere?

A) all our questions are the means to the same end, a well working
MythTV system.
    we don't care if the hardware works great in Windows, or works
fine in other linux software, we care how it works with MythTV. So the
scope of general knowledge here can be smaller and more refined.
B) generally a higher level of discourse.
    have you gone on some of the other linux forums? while there are
some good ones, most have either poor user participation, people that
like to chime in when they don't know what they are talking about,
some are just rude, etc. This, being a mailing list has a higher
barrier to entry.
C) greater participation by a smaller group of knowledgeable people
all in one place.
    there are a lot of very good resources here, lots of smart people,
and they like to help others where they can. we could go to 20 other
forums to try and get the same answer.

> As for firmware upgrades, with almost all hardware, the idea is: don't
> upgrade without a good reason. Make sure you want or need the new features
> before messing with it.  Hence, consulting resources from the manufacturer
> is crucial to your success.

and had there been such info I would have used it, but there is not,
so here I am.

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