[mythtv-users] It's not the TiVo that she loved...
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 17:03:29 UTC 2006
On 4/5/06, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet.net> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 4/5/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >> On Apr 5, 2006, at 9:44 AM, Richard Bronosky wrote:
> >>> My wife has dealt with my MythTV tinkering for about 8 months. she
> >>> has
> >>> sat in bed with the RF keyboard to watch TV, and steadily reminded me
> >>> that "The TiVo wasn't that bad." She kept saying the shes misses the
> >>> TiVo, so I gave up on trying to install the free Dell USB remote
> >>> that I
> >>> stumbled upon, and ordered an ir receiver from http://irblaster.info
> >>> last night I got it installed and setup the TiVo remote to control
> >>> MythTV.
> >>> Turns out that all she missed was the remote.
> >>> It is a pretty good remote. Nice shape and balance. Decent
> >>> simplicity,
> >>> yet enough buttons to do everything.
> >> I always liked the TiVi "dogbone" shape.
> >> Does your wife miss the $12.95/month bill ??
> > not as much as the $2000 spent on Myth... (well, whatever amount...
> > lump some payments always seem like more than monthly ones).
> hear hear. MythTV only makes sense as a hobby or if you need the added
> functionality/disk space.
> Tivo is cheaper (and probably easier to use and possibly more reliable)
> by far. I suspect that might
> change as time marches on though.
The only thing I find easier about Tivo over Myth currently is setup.
But given that TiVo, like Apple, is fixed hardware, that makes sense.
Watching Live TV and Recordings from within Myth is quite easy and
stable on my system, plus I have 5 tuners, something I'd never have
My only real gripe with the TV side of Myth right now is the CPU
requirements for HD which has caused playback hickups since I barely
meet the requirements. I'm sure with a >4000+ Athlon I wouldn't have
this issue. I also think I may need to increase the number of disks in
my RAID5 array, but thats only because I'll shortly be adding two HD
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