[mythtv-users] Time for the big upgrade. Need some advice!
nowhere at cox.net
Sat Oct 11 19:58:28 UTC 2008
I have been a MythTV user for many many years. I have always operated
under the "if it ain't broke" practice but now it's time for an
upgrade. I would love to hear from some of you concerning the upgrade
hardware and distribution.
I need two IR blasters: I currently run analog cable with two PVR150's.
Just upgraded (mostly by force) to digital cable and now I have a cable
box. When I get it working I will get a second. My PVRs didn't come with
the blasters. I see wikis and such talking about Microsoft media center
remotes but I don't see much for sale. What should I get (see software
Total Media Server: My system is a self contained set top HTPC type of
system with an AMD1800+ CPU and 380GB of disk. I have music on my laptop
hard drive, a desktop system, a ton on an external drive, my wife has
music on her laptop, ipod and external drive. I want to consolidate all
this. I'm going to get a 1TB drive and need to decide if I should go
with a seperate backend server. I don't want to buy another PC so I may
try to piece one together from parts I have.
Mythdora or Mythbuntu?
I run Ubuntu everywhere else in the house and laptops. I have run Fedora
for the MythBox for many years. Which is more 1 clickish install for the
IR blasters? Which one is more likely to upgrade without major
problems? I don't have a ton of time available for the install this time.
Who's using a myth server as a media server serving/storing music for a
group/family of iPod users? What packages are you using to maintain the
library (folder locations, duplicates, tagging, album covers etc)?
Thanks a TON for getting me back up to speed!
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