[mythtv-users] Considering MythTV, curious about relative WAF.
jamesralexander at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 13:36:00 UTC 2005
I concur with what has already been said. I don't own, nor have I ever
had a DirectTV Tivo but my cousin has (you may also have a different
version, provider, etc. so this may not be true in your case) but he
said that he couldn't watch a recorded program and record a new
recording at the same time. This is something that I do constantly
My mother uses mythtv all the time. She is moderately adept at using
computers. All she needed was a quick once over what the buttons do,
and the menu structure (where to go to watch recordings, create new
recordings, etc.) and she was good to go.
On 6/9/05, Robin Smith <1canuck2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My MythTV box is rock solid stable (unless I mess with stuff - but
> that's personal choice).
> My 8 year old can use it, my wife loves it, Who can ask for anything more.
> On 6/9/05, Garry Cook <garrycook at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/9/05, David Asher <david.asher at caviumnetworks.com> wrote:
> > > Our household is currently all DirecTivos (2 series 1, 1 HDTivo).
> > >
> > > My wife LOVES her/our tivos. (As do I)
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, DirecTV ticked me off recently with the NFL Sunday Ticket
> > > pricing, and I've always loved the convergence possiblities (realities?)
> > > of MythTV, so I'm thinking of using it as an opportunity to bring in MythTV.
> > >
> > > Once MythTV is working, is it as stable as the tivos? Is it as
> > > trustworthy as the tivos? I haven't had a chance to play with it yet,
> > > is it as easy to use as the tivos? I know it can do things that the
> > > tivos can't, but I'm not sure my wife will be interested in those things.
> > >
> > > Anyone with experience using both directivos and MythTV please chime
> > > in. I really,really,REALLY don't want to lose the WAF of the Tivos.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > David.
> > I have no experience with Tivo's, as I never saw the value of paying
> > for them. But when I thought about the possibility of building my own,
> > it was easy to shell out a couple of hundred bucks for some capture
> > cards and a big hdd.
> > I believe the WAF is very high with my Mythbox. About the only time
> > she gets upset is when I start fiddling around and break it. And even
> > then it's not too bad, because when I am done and it's back online, it
> > usually works better than it did previously (new features, plugins,
> > etc.).
> > The wife is actually sitting right next to me now, on her *cough*
> > windows box. Let me ask her to rate it on a scale of 1 - 10...
> > She says it would rate a 7 if it were not sitting in a tower case
> > beside the TV. The fact that I don't have it in a compact type case
> > drops it to a 5. She also adds that because I now am in front of the
> > TV a lot more than I used to be, perhaps it's a 4.
> > However, she never misses an Oprah anymore, so I'm offended by her rating of 7.
> > --Garry
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