A run down of my adventures to get MythTv up and running.
MythTv is an open source Digital Video Recorder (DVR) – when I started is was actually called a PVR, how times change.
MythTv is similar to TiVo and Windows Media Center but open source and more flexable. It does however require hardware.
It all started back in 2005 when a guy at work mentioned PVRs and MythTv. It got me interested – at that time commerical Hard Disk Recorders were just starting to come out and very expensive. Being able to automatically record TV shows that I was interested in and being able to pause live TV was appealing.
Here were my goals
- Use any PC that I had, found or got given for free
- Only spend a maximum of $100
- Have some fun along the way