[mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Feb 12 05:45:34 UTC 2011
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:51:17PM -0600, Reynolds, Brian wrote:
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of jedi
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 7:48 PM
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 04:26:16PM -0500, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> > 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
> > > machine built and really hate Win MCE, the same box can run MythTV.
> > > 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.
> I don't think MCE is a good fit for him either.
> He should buy a real appliance such as a Tivo or whatever his cable
> provider wants to sell him. MCE is not all it's cracked up to be and
> he is very likely to be disappointed.
> Jedi, you have been negative in every post you've sent. What gives?
You spout nonsense about aspects of Windows that don't really exist
and features of MCE and extenders that don't seem to exist either.
Meanwhile I have played around with MCE myself and not have been terribly
impressed. Plus there's the whole problem that I couldn't convert my
entire battery of ION nettops to extenders if I wanted to.
In "following my own advice" of trying some cheap tuner to "kick the
tires" and see how MCE deals with it, I have not been terribly impressed
either. I haven't been able to lock onto any channels (which really isn't
MCE's fault) but I haven't been able to get past that by just being able
to tell MCE to use the broadcast channel map for my area (which is MCE's
fault since I can do the same for MythTV).
Negativity about MCE on a mailing list dedicated to a competitor.
Imagine that... it's as if we have found the alternatives (including MCE
Your entire nonsense about fixating on a tuner that's not really even
generaly available just seems like a lame troll that belongs on usenet.
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