[mythtv-users] Monolith Pre-made MythTV Box?
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
charles at reptile.ca
Sun Nov 16 21:10:22 UTC 2008
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:49 PM, VCRAddict
<MythTV_01 at appropriate-tech.net> wrote:
> At 11:34 AM 11/16/08 -0800, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > So for considering the time vs. cost question (of whether to just
> > purchase a system like this or build one myself) I should probably
> > look at this as... can I build a MythTV box myself in $300 to $400
> > worth of time.
> That depends almost purely on how you value your time.
> If you insist on treating your hobbies as if you were at work, you'll
> nearly always take the "throw money at it" approach -- but you also won't
> have much fun.
> Are you under any sort of time pressure to get this done by a certain
> "drop-dead deadline"? (The impending demise of NTSC broadcasting in the
> U.S. comes to mind as one reason that might be so.) If so, then being more
> expedient and less cost-effective might make some sense. But if not, then
> I'd say just put whatever time into it you *want* to put into it, *when*
> you want to do it, and the project will get done when it's done.
> Presumably, these won't be hours you could otherwise get paid for anyway,
> so trying to put a dollar figure on your labor in this context is kind'a
I would enjoy building a MythTV box from scratch. (And I may still
end up doing that.) And used to do that type of thing when I was
younger. But now... with work... I just don't have the same kind of
free time that I used to. Work takes up alot of my time
I'm not under pressure for any deadline. I just need to be picky on
where I spend my time.
For me my goals are #1:I'd like a MythTV box, and #2: I would like
write some extension/plug-ins for MythTV.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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