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

Mark Kempster mark at kempster.org
Sun Oct 17 08:45:40 EDT 2010

Thanks everybody for your input. Just to sum up, it seems like in our
area the easiest mythtv-friendly service is TW basic. There seems to
also have been some success with a more creative route of combining TW
digital with some additional home-built antennas.

With that limited selection, I'm tempted to rethink my aversion to
throwing away tv service completely and going the itunes-only route,
but the hardware dependency and show availability gives me pause.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Chris Merrill <chris at webperformance.com> wrote:
> On 10/15/2010 2:09 PM, John Broome wrote:
>> I've used that twc dvr and it's horrible.  response time is slow, UI
>> is clunky and horrible are my main two concerns.  I'll stick with my
>> series 2 tivo (which i found at goodwill for $15).  Woot!
> The DVRs from TWC come in a variety of flavors. Up until last year, I had
> tried each iteration. They vary by geography, too. The second-generation
> DVRs in Raleigh were pretty good. The first HD model offered here had very
> few functional differences, but it did not seem like the hardware was quite
> up to task - it was always sluggish.  My sister moved to Greensboro and the
> DVR they gave them is horrid compared to the one they (and I) had in Raleigh.
> They complained, but for whatever reason, Greensboro TWC customers can only
> get a much older (and far inferior) model.
> When I switched to DirectTV it was like a dream come true. Their HD DVR is
> FAR superior to the TWC HD DVR, IMO. At least, comparing the two options
> that were available last year when I switched.
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