The Ultimate HTPC??
Hello all HTPC enthusiasts.
About eight months ago I decided to build a HTPC, and I chose mythtv. I struggled quiet a bit at first and required some assistance with the huge learning curve of having known nothing about Linux. Today I have a backend running 1 hauppauge 250, 1 hauppauge 1600, and 1 hauppauge 2250. I am using the tuners for HD OTA and one s-video satellite receiver to share with all the other frontends. I currently am running one zotact zbox as a frontend, which works surprisingly very well. Thus far I am very satisfied with my project, but...
At the start of my project I had certain criteria I was looking for so that I could one day cancel the satellite and/or cable all together. My requirements, or wants were:
HD satellite capture
NFLST, should be available for online this year, similar to NHL Game Center and MLB
NHL Game Center
Mythtv does not have blu ray support, HD OTA is working great, have not purchased a HD PVR for component, waiting for the new hauppauge cared, no Netflix support on linux, Internet streaming in mythtv is not stable and crashes the backend quiet often, NHL Game Center I did not try this year.
I am reaching out to the community to see if there is one true MYTHICAL or Ultimate HTPC that exists, and if so what are you using?
Should I be trying Windows Media Center? I know windows will have gamecenter, hulu, and netflix, but how does the rest match up compared to MythTV?
One system is preferred, and content sharing on other PC's is a must.
Please share your ideas.