Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB
So thanks to the recommendation to try FC5 with MythTV, I have got a LOT further than I have in the past.
I actually carved enough time out to get FC5 reinstalled and to discover the wonderful world of the "yum" command!!!
So now I have a FC5 box (Test hard drive) with Myth .20, the ATI drivers, the resolution set to 1360 x 768, guite information and....
I have smooth DVD playback but the color is all gone to hell. The Display is the same ACER 3201W that I use for MCE 2k5 and is connected via DVI-D.
I also am having issues with firewire. I have done the test that is suggested on the wonderful FC/MythTV howto site but when testing the video on playback, there is massive studder and what looks like tearing into stripes. The color, however, seems to be intact as opposed to DVD playback.
I have still yet to get my MCE remote to work with Myth.
The last issue which I figure is all my fault is that I cannot get live TV. It seems I am having issues keeping the myth backend up and running.
So after all this, I must say that I am more optimistic than before. I still take issue with the enormous amount of setup time involved compared to MCE 2005 but if I can have firewire control AND a client/server setup, I may just eat the other inconvieniences as "time well spent". Provided, of course, that I get the still major issues fixed.
And to that, it is now further blowing my mind that MS never bothered to put firewire natively into MCE as a tuner option or at least allowed for a client/server setup.