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This is my site for one of my favourite Linux applications: MythTV, a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). In October of 2006 I took the plunge, bought a machine, a capture card, downloaded MythTV and settled in for an afternoon of Googling, installing, and configuring. (Well actually a few afternoons, and evenings, as I tried various things, including a couple Windows DVRs.) Nine years later I take it for granted that I can watch TV the way I do, and I would never go back to just a plain old TV.

2021.11.20 : 15 Years with MythTV!

Number of shows:  1867
Number of episodes:  38732
First recording:  Monday November 20th, 2006
Last recording:  Saturday November 20th, 2021
Total Running Time:  15 years 19 hrs 18 mins
Total Recorded:  5 years 2 months 9 days 11 hrs
Percent of time recording:  34%

2020.12.26 : I turn on the screen one morning to watch some college football playoffs and it's dark. The machine has died, from a couple popped capacitors. I scramble for the next couple days to get new innards and miss a few games.

2015.10.19 : digital and HD with a new STB, a whole new world of nerding-out. 2015.08.30 : Finally a new MythTV machine, after almost 9 years of appliance-like service, running 24/7 since October 2006 except for two 6-month periods when I was down south It's still all analog SD but with new horsepower I have room to add digital, maybe OTA HD, and nerd-out on new features and capabilities.


Welcome   The main page for Jerome's MythTV World.
What's a DVR/PVR?   What a DVR/PVR is and why you might want one.
What is MythTV?   Explains what MythTV is about.
Why MythTV?   Why I chose MythTV.
Could MythTV be for me?   How MythTV could (not) be for you.
My MythTV   Describes my MythTV setup.
How I Use MythTV   How I use MythTV to enjoy TV again!
Some MythTV Tools   Tools I've modified or made for my own MythTV use.

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