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

Carl Crider c.crider at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 10:10:16 EDT 2010

TWC user here.

We switched to HD, and use their DVR service now. I have had no
issues with the service itself, but the DVR has had 2 issues.
1) The molasses-slow reaction time between remote and box is
frustrating. We've replaced
them both (box and remote) and it's mad no difference. This is a pain
when forwarding through
2) The DVR has "locked up" and rebooted itself a few times this year.
I tend to freak out about
things like this; considering how I make a living freaking out about
things like this. :)

Our setup now is, TWC/HDTV/DVR, Ubuntu Media Box (internet, show
downloads, fileserver media, etc.),
and the Wii for Netflix.

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM, David M. <turnpike420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Message body is too big: 10152 bytes with a limit of 9 KB
> 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!
> David
> 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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