[ubuntu-za] mythTV

martin kemp martinkempsa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 08:01:19 BST 2007

Thanks for the advice Jason :)

On 4/4/07, Jason Norwood-Young <jason at freespeechpub.co.za> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 22:05 +0200, martin kemp wrote:
> > Hi I run ubuntu 6.10 and have a 1 or 2 old computers lying around.
> > DSTV's PVR decoder is too expensive so I was hoping to make my own PVR
> > machine with mythTV, has anybody had any success with this? Does
> > anybody have any advice?
> If you want to do it fairly painlessly check out KnoppMyth
> (http://www.mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html). It's usually got more
> up-to-date TV card drivers and is just simpler to set up.
> You should probably also check out Freevo
> (http://freevo.sourceforge.net/). Both MythTV and Freevo have their
> advantages and disadvantages but you'll have to play with them to figure
> out which you like most.
> You'll also need a TV capture card, obviously. If you want to record on
> one channel and watch on a second you'll need a dual-channel card or two
> single-channel cards. Hauppage cards are generally a safe bet. Get one
> with an IR out to control your DSTV through your set-top box. Also make
> sure your card comes with a remote control.
> J
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