[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up
gull at gull.us
Wed Sep 19 16:59:22 UTC 2007
On Sep 18, 2007, at 5:24 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> IMHO, MythTV is a very expensive DVR solution--it costs a /lot/ of
> to learn what you need to learn to make it a good DVR and to keep up
> with support, maintenance, development/changes for upgrades, etc.
I think this depends a lot on what your learning curve is. For
someone who's new to Linux, it's going to be steep and they'll spend
a *lot* of time. In fact, I don't think I'd recommend building a
MythTV system to someone who didn't have any Linux experience.
If you *do* have Linux experience, the core parts of MythTV really
aren't much harder to install than any other app, these days. I had
my first system up and running and able to record within a couple of
hours, and my last reinstall took less than an hour. Actually, the
most time-consuming part is getting LIRC to work, which isn't a
MythTV package at all.
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