[mythtv-users] Commercial releases of MythTV?
matthew.j.hannan at verizon.net
Thu Mar 18 21:39:20 EST 2004
Good. I like the .edu.au
It gives you credibility.
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Scott LeBrun
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 9:20 PM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Commercial releases of MythTV?
Just to follow up, here's what I'm about to email off to the magazine:
I enjoyed reading your article published in APC April 2004 about the
Development 1 Home Media Centre. The feature list of this device is
truly outstanding but quickly became all too familiar.
As Matthew mentioned in the article, the biggest drawcard of the HMC is
its operating system and interface. This is not exclusive to Development
1. The software used was not in fact developed by Development 1 at all.
It is an open-source project called MythTV - http://www.mythtv.org The
software is free to download and tutorials on installing it on a
multitude of hardware is freely available. The community support is
also friendly and helpful.
The feature wishlist Matthew wanted including commercial cutting,
digital TV, multiple TV tuners, DVD burning etc, are all available in
one form or another in the project itself. The system even supports
several systems in a client/server arrangement - even using good ol'
Xboxes as clients!
As a follower of the MythTV project, I'm disappointed that neither the
article nor Development 1's website mentions MythTV at all. The only
reference is a single line on page 26 of the HMC user manual, under GNU
On a good note, the hardware itself looks nice and the manufacturer
deserves credit in this instance. The product is well suited to anyone
who baulks at the idea of building their own linux system, but if you're
handy with a screwdriver and have a linux distro disk handy
- MythTV is only a mouse click away and considerably cheaper.
Scott Le Brun
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