[sf-lug] Newbie grateful for suggestions installs MythBuntu
tomer at pacbell.net
Mon Oct 29 15:02:03 PDT 2007
I hear you, but Id like to modify your last statement:
There is a (small?) price to pay for freedom -- and it begins with a little
knowledge and a lot of time.
Don't get me wrong I, too have a PC hooked up to my main TV which does all
sorts of nifty things, but next to it and in parallel, I have the trusted
comcast DVR, that while is no Tivo, never fails, and when it does the
Comcast tech is there the next day to replace it.
Also, my understanding is that recent PC based DVRs don't do well with HDTV
From: Kristian Erik Hermansen [mailto:kristian.hermansen at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 2:41 PM
Cc: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Newbie grateful for suggestions installs MythBuntu
On 10/29/07, Tomer <tomer at pacbell.net> wrote:
> As the LinuxWorld article said in one of the recent issues:
> --Just buy a friggin Tivo
> You will always end up putting more work into these things than they
> are worth. Even if you get this work now, something will break down
> the line, or wont be compatible. Let the pros do it....
Yes, of course. But do you have freedom with Tivo?
...Freedom to commercial skip? No. Freedom from privacy concerns?
No. Freedom to transfer the recorded content? No. Freedom from
monthly/yearly subscriber costs? No. Freedom from DRM? No. Freedom to
There is a small price to pay for freedom -- and it begins with a little
Kristian Erik Hermansen
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