Well, I’ve finally got my MythTV PVR project off the ground! My wife was a little bit skeptical, but in the end I think she likes it. Instead of spending $798.00 on a DCT 6412, I put together a PVR complete with DVD capability, Photo gallery functions, music playing and PVR functionality all in one neat little package. The TV card was only $45.00 and the software was free!
Now, Evelyn is watching her favorite Korean dramas again on the thing and Nico has been getting his fill of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on it too. I’m looking forward to making use of the PVR function, but I’ll need to get an IR blaster so the computer can control the DCT as well. It’ll take awhile to save up for that.
If you’re looking for a great PVR and multimedia home gateway, consider MythTV. After a bit of elbow grease, you’ll be happy that you did!