[mythtv-users] Freevo, Tivo & MythTV
public at viitasaari.ca
Sun Nov 19 16:32:33 UTC 2006
I have to weigh in here on more time considering how honest and candid
Marco is on the subject.
I was primarily drawn to MythTV by all the good press its been getting
and by the following page:
The very first line states:
"Basic 'live-tv' functionality. Pause/Fast Forward/Rewind "live" TV."
Unfortunately, nowhere does it say that channel changes will be upwards
of 3-4 seconds (mine takes 8 seconds but 4 of that is LIRC)
Having 3-4 second channel changes makes LiveTV unusable for most channel
So now I am left with a Myth box which sits on my VCR/DVR circuit on my
receiver which will see pretty well no use at all and I am shopping for
a TIVO like PVR (in Canada they are not called TIVOs since Bell
Expressvu markets them under their name).
Luckily, I have 3 linux boxes at home and just plain like the o/s
however, my attitude about MythTV has changed a little and not for the
So if someone here can explain to me how my experience serves the MythTV
community, I would love to hear it.
Thanks again Marco for your comment.
On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 08:06 -0800, Marco Nelissen wrote:
> >Either way, you truly come across as an arogant user that simply wants
> >to see how many MythTV users will defend it against a TiVO.
> >Re-reading your posts you actually seem to know quite a bit about "How
> >TiVO works" and "How TiVO doesn't work" so for all we know, you are
> >simply a TiVO advocate ROFL about our reactions.
> I am both a tivo user and a mythtv user. I see the pros and cons of
> each. Unlike some people on this list though, I'm not so invested in
> either one of them that I refuse to acknowledge their problems, no
> matter what.
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