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This manual will attempt to describe MythTV in not especially technical terms, in an attempt to make it easier to use for a wider audience. The focus of the User Manual is primarily to explain how to use a working MythTV installation to record and view programs, and how to tune, tweak and configure it. The process of building and updating it is (and should be) covered in other places on the wiki.
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Iin an attempt to appeal to a wide audience, this manual will attempt to describe MythTV fully without using too many technical terms . The focus of the User Manual is primarily to explain how to use a working MythTV installation to record and view programs and how to tune, tweak and configure it. The process of building and updating it is (and should be) covered in other places on the wiki.
  
Like the program itself, this manual is being produced by the community — the people who create and use the system — so its tone and depth of detail may vary in spots. It is my hope to be able to even out those hills and valleys a bit in the editing process without offending the people. I've also tried, before releasing this section for general consumption, and with the help of [[JDonavan]], to get some framework in place to serve as an example for later writers; a certain amount of structural coherence is a wonderful thing, and hopefully, folks will feel that my approach is comprehensible, rather than compost.  :-)
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Like the program itself, this manual is being produced by the community — the people who create and use the system — so its tone and depth of detail may vary in spots. It is my hope to be able to even out those hills and valleys a bit in the editing process without offending the people. I've also tried, before releasing this section for general consumption, and with the help of [[JDonavan]], to get some framework in place to serve as an example for later writers. A certain amount of structural coherence is a wonderful thing, and hopefully, folks will feel that my approach is comprehensible rather than compost.  :-)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:55, 19 November 2007

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Iin an attempt to appeal to a wide audience, this manual will attempt to describe MythTV fully without using too many technical terms . The focus of the User Manual is primarily to explain how to use a working MythTV installation to record and view programs and how to tune, tweak and configure it. The process of building and updating it is (and should be) covered in other places on the wiki.

Like the program itself, this manual is being produced by the community — the people who create and use the system — so its tone and depth of detail may vary in spots. It is my hope to be able to even out those hills and valleys a bit in the editing process without offending the people. I've also tried, before releasing this section for general consumption, and with the help of JDonavan, to get some framework in place to serve as an example for later writers. A certain amount of structural coherence is a wonderful thing, and hopefully, folks will feel that my approach is comprehensible rather than compost.  :-)

And a note, for both readers and writers: the User Manual should, by policy, always reflect the system's current production release. MythTV 0.20.2 was released on 24 Aug 2007. When possible, differences regarding the immediately previous release should be noted in parentheses, or with numbered section headers if the changes are large enough. We want to stay as current as possible, but we don't want to leave large numbers of users behind.

And so, on with the fun... :-)

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