Category: MythTV

MythTV Hints I

July 8th, 2004, 1 Comment

Here are some hints that I have gleaned so far: Enabling anti-aliased fonts (font smoothing) Thread on Running multiple frontends/backends (and how they all work together) Explanation of auto-expire behavior MythTV bug tracker Kernel 2.6 drivers for ivtv Kernel 2.6 drivers for lirc (have worked for me.) Alternative 2.6 lirc drivers (untested.) Debian repository Building […]

First MythTV Experiences

July 7th, 2004, 1 Comment

Well, I’ve had my MythTV setup up and running for a few days now and thought I’d write an initial review. The bottom line is: MythTV is awesome. It is so much nicer than anything I’ve seen before, including both ReplayTV and Tivo. Read on for the full first look.

MythTV Hardware Review

July 6th, 2004, 7 Comments

Last week, I posted a list of hardware that I’m buying for my MythTV. Most if it has arrived and I can make some comments about it now. First, the Chenbro case is really bad. One of the hard drive bays is inaccessible due to being placed over the motherboard (!) and the other one […]

MythTV remote suggestion

July 6th, 2004, 11 Comments

A lot of MythTV users are using lirc for their remote receivers. There are a lot of problems with lirc. For one, it doesn’t come with 2.6 drivers, and it also is limited to working with a single device on the system (or a very nasty hackish solution for multiple devices). Here’s another option: get […]

MythTV Hardware

July 3rd, 2004, 2 Comments

Here’s what I’ve ordered to build my MythTV unit. I’ll let you know how I like it all once the stuff arrives <grin> Chenbro PC40522-BK Micro-ATX case, $46. It looks nice, sorta like a VCR, I guess. Biostar M7NCG 400 AMD Socket A Micro-ATX motherboard, $61. Has built-in TV out and S/PDIF digital audio out. […]

PVR Experiment with MythTV

July 2nd, 2004, No Comments

I’ve been a PVR user for quite some time now. While many people use the Tivo, I started out with the ReplayTV side. My first PVR was the Panasonic Showstopper, a rebranded ReplayTV unit. In fact, I still have and use this quite obsolete PVR today. But it is obsolete, and the paltry 10 hours […]

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