[CentOS] MythTV on Centos 4 - Solved

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Thu Oct 6 16:30:07 UTC 2005

John, I'm just getting started with MythTV, so I'm probably not the right person to 
ask. I've seen postings on the various lists about HDTV so I assume the answer is 
yes, it can handle it with the right hardware. No, there are no fees. MythTV uses 
some freely available scheduling information to do its thing. I haven't gotten that 
far yet, so I can't say too much. Yes, I've read that MythTV and do commercial skipping.

Some links to get you started:


There's lots, lots more out there.


John Hinton wrote:
> Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> Finally got my PVR-350 IR problem solved. Turns out the error was 
>> between the keyboard and chair...
>> I was using a One-For-All UNC-8910 remote for testing instead of the 
>> gray Hauppauge remote that came with the PVR-350. I *assumed* (always 
>> a bad thing) that IR receiver would accept any signals and that they 
>> would show up under the 'raw output' utilities like irrecord and 
>> mode2... not so.
>> Most of the default modes on the 8910 are *not* recognized by the 
>> PVR-350 IR whatsoever. Once I started using the gray Hauppauge remote, 
>> everything worked. It also works with the 8910 once I use the 
>> 'learning mode' of the 8910 to program the Hauppauge codes.
>> <sigh> One of these days I'll get that 'Do What I Want' button 
>> installed...
>> Kirk
> Got some side questions.... Does this system have the ability to record 
> HDTV? Does this system 'autoskip' commercials? This sounds like a great 
> alternative to the $800 dvr/hdtv receivers which seems to now come with 
> a $5 per month 'dvr fee'? Where does the $5 go? Why does it exist? Is 
> this a way to appease the skipping of commercials or just another way to 
> make money for the use of a signal you're already paying for? Anyway, 
> I'm feeling like I'm being taken for a ride... HDTV is the future... why 
> can they charge more for HDTV service at all? It is a federal 
> 'standard'. All broadcast some day will be in HDTV. Sorry... an off 
> topic rant... but I'm looking for a cure to the dvr issue at the moment.
> Thanks for any help.
> John Hinton
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