[TriLUG] OT What local tv service do you use with your mythtv?

David M. turnpike420 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 09:47:37 EDT 2010

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So I wonder... if you are going to get TW digital cable (which I have no
issues with and enjoy) why not spend the $6/m extra for their HD DVR?  I
think you can record 2 chans at the same time, and pause live TV.  Funny I
even say b/c I don't even have the DVR.  I still take a classic approach to
TV since I don't watch much of it.  But 9PM on Sunday evenings with HBO,
don't call me, don't txt me.  I do see all the advantages to watch it when
you want to though. :)  I get a lot of content on-demand just by having
digital cable + the HBO/Cinemax combo.  Otherwise you might catch me on
FoodTV (I'm an AI culinary student).

I could see using MythTV... for the ability to 1 - choose your recording
format so you can hopefully choose some kind of MP4 that works on
win/lin/mac/iphone/droid/ipad/etc.etc.  2 - it's your software to configure,
not the vendor, 3 - you choose how much storage you want... 4 - oh, like
they all come back to, you get your own control.  :)  For me, I've let go of
all that.  If only the TW DVR would let me copy recorded shows in HD in a
format for the previously mentioned portability... that's probably the one
big thing I would want.

Just a little devil's advocate for breakfast!

I hate this 9K limit

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 9:18 AM, <OlsonE at aosa.army.mil> wrote:

> Not to thread-hijack... but if anyone's using TW + MythTV + recording HD
> shows... I'm interested in what you're recording HD. I'm trying to get away
> from using their DVR for more reasons than I can list here. I'd like to set
> something up, but I'm not 100% sure on the hardware that's going to be
> required (with my end goal in getting some of the HD content FOX/NBC/USA...
> maybe HBO).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
> Behalf Of Jason Sullivan
> Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 9:03 AM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] OT What local tv service do you use with your mythtv?

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