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[Discuss] MythTV: from bad to worse. Start over?

On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 01:59:04PM -0500, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey wrote:
> On 12/5/2011 11:08 AM, Derek Martin wrote:
> >On Sun, Dec 04, 2011 at 09:40:50PM -0500, Rich Braun wrote:
> >>What direction should I take now that I've really finally had *enough* of
> >>MythTV?
> >
> >TiVo.  It just bloody works, and very well at that, and I can say
> >without reservation I've been a happy TiVo user for about 10 years or
> >so.  Yeah, you have to pay a subscription fee, but time is money, and
> >all that time you spent messing with MythTV is worth something, too...
> TiVo won't do everything he wants. He also wants to be able to play
> his backups of DVDs; TiVo won't do that. 

Sure it will.  You can use TiVo Desktop to copy the backups back to
TiVo.  They do need to be in a supported format, so you may need to
transcode them, and yes you do need to copy them, but it can be done.

> TiVo would also be an awkward solution if your high-resolution
> display device is a computer monitor rather than a TV set, though
> there are workarounds.  

Not so sure about that either. TiVo supports both HDMI and composite
connections to my TV... and so does my computer monitor.  Though it
has no speakers, but I believe it's possible to connect some.  On that
point I'd need to double-check.  But TiVo also has standard RCA out,
so ultimately this shouldn't be a problem.  A cheap
RCA-to-1/8-inch adapter or cable (or whatever your speakers take) will
sove it.

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