[mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
Brian.Reynolds at Fiserv.com
Fri Feb 11 22:05:20 UTC 2011
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Eric Sharkey
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 4:26 PM
To: Discussion about MythTV
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Reynolds, Brian
<Brian.Reynolds at fiserv.com> wrote:
> I also have to say that in addition to being very prolific in your
> responses to questions on this list, there are also a few very
> people who are adamant about "following the rules",
Some of us are more aggressive than necessary at times. Many of us
are very old fashioned in our approach to computing. We refer to
today's date as Friday September 6373rd 1993 for a reason.
> I'm leaning heavily toward using Win MCE. However, if I get the whole
> machine built and really hate Win MCE, the same box can run MythTV. I
> assume that I could even virtualize the box and run both! Correct?
Based on everything you've posted to date, MythTV is probably not the
best fit for your situation given your skills and general attitudes.
If you want to try it out, that's great, and there will be many people
on this list that will help you in any way we can, but I expect that
you'd probably be happier with something else.
I could be wrong, but that's just the vibe I'm getting.
The real deal killer is the lack of built-in CableCARD functionality.
The four-cable-boxes-connected-to-four-analog-HD-capture-boxes solution
seems like a kluge.
You're correct. I'm not super comfortable with Linux. I've played with
it on an old PC at home just to become more familiar, but my forte is
Windows and a proprietary OS from HP named MPE. I use HP/UX to write
simple scripts that I then incorporate those UNIX scripts into a job
scheduler that currently runs on Windows (but can run on Linux or UNIX)
and has agents on all of our systems, but I'm not an expert in UNIX by
I'm a very quick learner. I know I could pick up Linux if I need to. I
also know from my short experience here that there are a lot of helpful
people here on this list.
I'm still interested in your opinions though. And I do plan to play
with MythTV. I need to find the time to do it. I'll probably just
setup one of my computers at home to dual-boot and install Linux on a
separate partition. Unfortunately, I need to get a compatible tuner
card before I can get the full experience. That's why I asked if there
is anyone within a reasonable distance of my location who would be
willing to show me how their system works.
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