[mythtv-users] prebuilt pvrs for developers benefit?
Jarod C. Wilson
jcw at wilsonet.com
Tue May 4 23:56:59 EDT 2004
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On Tuesday 04 May 2004 09:51, Chris Petersen wrote:
> > On the other hand, I have seen a viable market (here
> > in the SF Bay area anyway) for essentially MythTV
> > build-it classes where support and hardware are
> > supplied. A rented conference room and some marketing
> > and you're off and running.
> ok, now THAT is a cool idea.... offer a class for $750-1000, hardware
> included, preregistration with a cancellation fee (to cover cost of
> returning the hardware). You'll know in advance how many people in the
> class, and can order hardware in bulk, even if it's only a handful, if
> you're ordering 5-10 machines' worth of hardware, a vendor will at least
> cut you a small deal.
> The trouble is advertising the classes, and getting enough people to
> make it worthwhile, but not so many that you're overwhelmed.
> If you started from scratch, the classes could also be billed as
> instruction in building your own box, learning how to install linux in
> general, etc. Heck, since we could standardize hardware (regional
> variances of tuner types aside) and distro, could even make a decent
> worldwide support network (not that this list isn't one already).
> I'm in if people in Seattle are interested. I have the hardware
> contacts through work, and can probably even get use of our office space
> for a relatively small fee (of course, there's no cable tv here, which
> would cause a problem, but we have everything else needed for computer
> construction in abundance)
I wouldn't mind helping out. (I'm in Seattle too, for those who don't know). I
might be able to help out with instructions or something. ;-)
Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
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