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G of Borg
20-Jun-2007, 07:25 PM
Which I thought was totally hilarious...yet
sad and true at the same time. Scroll down to the
'Ramblings of a Self-Confessed Linux $#@$!%^^'

http://bouncybouncy.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html

Rick Chisholm
20-Jun-2007, 09:26 PM
for the record, I dropped $300 on a PVR/DVR - it's a love-hate relationship,
but for the most part, it does the job.

I have enough hardware lingering about to try myth, but it just seems a bit
pointless.

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G of Borg
20-Jun-2007, 11:34 PM
> for the record, I dropped $300 on a PVR/DVR - it's a love-hate
> relationship, but for the most part, it does the job.
>
> I have enough hardware lingering about to try myth, but it just seems a
> bit pointless.

Well I just had to laugh because it sounds like something I would do. <g>

Jim Pye
20-Jun-2007, 11:54 PM
G of Borg wrote:

>> for the record, I dropped $300 on a PVR/DVR - it's a love-hate
>> relationship, but for the most part, it does the job.
>>
>> I have enough hardware lingering about to try myth, but it just seems a
>> bit pointless.
>
> Well I just had to laugh because it sounds like something I would do. <g>
And the scary part it is something I _have_ done. Just not with Myth - Yet.

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The Ultimate Open Source

Mark (mgh)
21-Jun-2007, 04:03 AM
> Obviously he never heard Jeff Price's presentation on Myth TV. :)

Indeed. Sounds like somebody didn't read the instructions.

Mark (mgh)
21-Jun-2007, 04:11 AM
Go to the main page of the blog. Then scroll down & watch the Family
Guy video. How the Pres debates really are.

http://bouncybouncy.blogspot.com/

George
21-Jun-2007, 02:04 PM
Mary Matthews wrote:
> Obviously he never heard Jeff Price's presentation on Myth TV. :)

For sure, I built and have been using one for over two years. It isn't
anything like the picture he painted.

Jay Calderwood
21-Jun-2007, 02:07 PM
George wrote:
> Mary Matthews wrote:
>> Obviously he never heard Jeff Price's presentation on Myth TV. :)
>
> For sure, I built and have been using one for over two years. It isn't
> anything like the picture he painted.

I am using a Comcast DVR for the moment, and I can't live with out it. I
record All My Children, and Ren and Stimpy and watch it when I get
home :) Also helpful to yell at the refs for making horrid calls during
the football (For my friends outside the US... I mean real
football...not soccer...) when I can rewind and slow mo :)

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Jay Calderwood
http://jaycalderwood.blogspot.com

Quote: "I'm alive... I think... Then again can it get any worse? Yes it
can...
There is this one place...really down south that starts with an 'H' and ends
with an 'L' that is really HOT..."

Doug Black
21-Jun-2007, 04:31 PM
Jay.
>
> I am using a Comcast DVR for the moment, and I can't live with out it.

I have no desire for a product that will result in me watching *more*
TV. I'm actually thinking about getting rid of cable altogether and
getting all my video entertainment via Netflix. Of course, that's only a
viable option for those of us who don't do spectator sports. ;-)

Jay Calderwood
21-Jun-2007, 04:36 PM
Doug Black > wrote:
> Jay.
>>
>> I am using a Comcast DVR for the moment, and I can't live with out it.
>
> I have no desire for a product that will result in me watching *more*
> TV. I'm actually thinking about getting rid of cable altogether and
> getting all my video entertainment via Netflix. Of course, that's only a
> viable option for those of us who don't do spectator sports. ;-)
>
>
>
>

Maybe I will dump my TV and get NFL.TV and a Home Season pass to the
EAGLES!!!! Hey Stevo Are you IN!!!????

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Jay Calderwood
http://jaycalderwood.blogspot.com

Quote: "I'm alive... I think... Then again can it get any worse? Yes it
can...
There is this one place...really down south that starts with an 'H' and ends
with an 'L' that is really HOT..."

Mary Matthews
21-Jun-2007, 04:54 PM
Perhaps, it all depends on how much Linux knowledge you already have. As
Jeff points out it's a great way to learn Linux and still has a high
SAF/GAF/BAF/SOAF.

Blinky Bill
22-Jun-2007, 03:51 AM
G of Borg wrote:

> Which I thought was totally hilarious...yet
> sad and true at the same time. Scroll down to the
> 'Ramblings of a Self-Confessed Linux $#@$!%^^'
>
> http://bouncybouncy.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html

I tried Linux once, for about 10 hours of work I got nothing.

I found the forums to be full of people who were only interested in
showing how cleaver they were by using all the lingo they could, rather
than helping a newbie learn.

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Blinky Bill
22-Jun-2007, 04:28 AM
Jay Calderwood wrote:

> I mean real football...not soccer...

Another Rugby Union fan. I didn't know that you were into real football
;-)

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Doug Black
22-Jun-2007, 02:45 PM
Blinky Bill,
> people who were only interested in
> showing how cleaver they were

That's a cutting remark.


<ducking>

Blinky Bill
22-Jun-2007, 04:26 PM
Doug Black wrote:

> Blinky Bill,
> > people who were only interested in
> > showing how cleaver they were
>
> That's a cutting remark.
>
>
> <ducking>

I didn't mean any offence, and I certainly didn't recognise any names
in the forums, perhaps I was in the wrong forum.

It certainly was not a novell forum

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Doug Black
22-Jun-2007, 04:28 PM
Blinky Bill,
>
> I didn't mean any offence, and I certainly didn't recognise any names
> in the forums, perhaps I was in the wrong forum.
>


No offense taken, believe me! I was attempting a pun on your
misspelling of "clever".

loosbrew
22-Jun-2007, 05:00 PM
I haven't had cable for years. The past two years not even one channel
comes through the cable as the cable guy chopped every line except the
one for internet. I will say though, netflix movies come through very
high quality. We watched the entire season one and two of "The Office"
on my 42" plasma from the pc. Didn't look as good as dvd but better than
VHS :), and its part of the normal membership costs.


Luis

Doug Black
22-Jun-2007, 05:17 PM
loosbrew wrote:
> I will say though, netflix movies come through very
> high quality. We watched the entire season one and two of "The Office"
> on my 42" plasma from the pc. Didn't look as good as dvd but better than
> VHS :), and its part of the normal membership costs.
>

I looked at that but took a pass when I saw that it requires IE.

George
22-Jun-2007, 06:52 PM
Doug Black > wrote:
> Jay.
>>
>> I am using a Comcast DVR for the moment, and I can't live with out it.
>
> I have no desire for a product that will result in me watching *more*
> TV. I'm actually thinking about getting rid of cable altogether and
> getting all my video entertainment via Netflix. Of course, that's only a
> viable option for those of us who don't do spectator sports. ;-)
>
>
>
>
Sometimes more is less. The Myth box has features like commercial
detection which shortens your viewing time.

I think the main thing that makes a PVR so great is the time shifting.
We mainly watch programming on the Travel/History/Science channels and
are not around when they are on.

Susan
23-Jun-2007, 03:49 AM
George,

> I think the main thing that makes a PVR so great is the time shifting.
>
Absolutely. It frees you to choose when you want to watch something,
rather than be a slave to the TV schedule. : )

Susan
Novell Community Chat Moderator

http://support.novell.com/forums/faq_rules.html
http://www.ncci.org NCCIrregulars Web Site

Blinky Bill
23-Jun-2007, 06:54 AM
Doug Black wrote:

> Blinky Bill,
> >
> > I didn't mean any offence, and I certainly didn't recognise any
> > names in the forums, perhaps I was in the wrong forum.
> >
>
>
> No offense taken, believe me! I was attempting a pun on your
> misspelling of "clever".

It was late at night :-)

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