hypocratus wrote:I always had goood luck with mythtv. If you go with a debian based linux distro, you can add a repository to your sources.list and use apt-get to do all the work. Ubunutu (hoary) is very bleeding edge, so should hopefully have built-in support for all your hardware. I've had good luck with it, though with a much older computer.
hypocratus wrote:The big thing is to look through the documentation on mythtv's site, ignoring the parts about compiling from sources. I found a lot of answers there.
The main steps after getting everything installed follows: (It has been a while, so I may be off on the order.)
start backend as root
follow the instructions that pop-up after that
I had to go back into mythtv-setup and set all the channels to an offset of 105 for the channel freq.
Then you run mythfrontend as root, unless you want to set mysql.txt to be readable by you as a normal user.
Go through and set the recording parameters, and all the other settings to your liking. Watch the live tv to make sure everything is working for that.
Play around with the Program Guide and watch some tv!
Hope that helps.
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