[mythtv-users] Hardware databases
jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 28 18:33:22 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 09:28:18AM -0800, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2009, at 8:47 AM, jedi wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:22:21AM -0500, John Drescher wrote:
>>> How about we just ask users to fill in what hardware does not work. I
>>> would bet that over 90% of hardware will work...
>> Something that should be very prominent on the front page of the
>> wiki is something that addresses the basic question of "what hardware
>> should I run?".
> More than the Hardware link on the front page of the wiki?
...yes, more than a link to a rather incomplete index.
>> The hardware that's proven itself to other users should
>> be front and center there. Something like a "popularity contest" for
>> components and perhaps a "hall of shame" as well.
> I don't think it's fair since some hardware works well for some people
> and other works better for others. I think it's better to stay objective
This is self correcting if you have a decent enough sample.
> and list all hardware and facts about the hardware. Like what exists on
> the wiki.
> The only suggestion I would make is to add a Subcategory of Recommended
> Cards (at the same level as the Analog, HDTV and MPEG capture card
> subcategories) that would simply list all cards that are known to be
> fully supported.
> Again, I feel like the wiki should be the place to send people when they
> are looking for hardware and it's up to all of us to add out known good
> working hardware to it and to be objective about how well it works for
Sure, but it should be more efficient than reading through the entire
archive of this list. Every possible combination is not as important
as the key bits of myth specific hardware like capture devices and
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