MythTV Setup, Tips and Tricks
Setting and running a MythTV system is tricky business, especially when doing so under Slackware instead of Ubuntu, MythDora, Debian or some other pre-compiled system. These pages give up a few good tips and tricks that I have gatherd while working with MythTV over the years.
Why Build a MythTV System?
MythTV beats TiVo (or the generic TiVo alternatives used by your cable company) hands down. It pays off to stick with it and build your own MythTV DVR.
- Easily increase storage space by adding or upgrading hard drives (Linux LVM makes this even easier)
- Choose your remote control (the RF FireFly from SnapStream Media is excellant as is the Logitec Harmony)
- With a single MythTV backend and multiple MythTV frontends, record shows in any room and watch in any room
- Add as many tuners as you like to your MythTV backend (and easily mix digital HDTV ATSC and analog NTSC tuners)
- Integrate MythTV with Zoneminder for web cam based home security
- Never miss shows due to MythTV's advanced recording scheduler (far more flexable than TiVo)
- Play your favorite old arcade or console games on your TV with MythGame and MAME / MESS