Originally posted by feldon23 I would think that anyone who tinkers with Linux often enough would be a MythTV user, not a TiVo user. I would think that most TiVo users who consider hacking are casual Linux users. Am I wrong?
I think you are wrong.
Here's why :
$25 - $125 TV tuner card,
$300 motherboard, processor, RAM and case
$425 - $525
Then it is loud, big, and ugly.
Used Tivo from E-bay = approx $120
It comes pre configured for recording TV, looks nice in the A/V rack and has a nicer user interface. ...and it's still a Linux box so still hackable.
There are ways to get guide data to it even if you live outside the Tivo service areas, so it doesn't lack anythign there, and with the right hacks you can still archive the video to your PC... so no disadvantage there either.
...and if you are lucky your Ebay Tivo includes lifetime service so there's no disadvantage there either.
On the otherhand if you also want to use your PVR to play arcade games or record HDTV myth is a tiny bit better.
I've tried both, and Tivo gets major points for simplicity.
Series 1 60Hr w. Turbonet
Hacks installed and working in Canada!
Yeah, Myth has some nifty features...and...many of us are more than competent to set it up...but...the TiVo "bang for your buck" value is beyond compare. That's why we're on a TiVo board chattin' up TiVo...not on a Myth board...