A while back, I purchased a Hauppage USB-based tuner (WinTV-HVR-850)hoping to use my Linux box as a TV (I live in Canada, which went digital over-the-air a few months back.)
The whole experience was a very rude awakening. Countless hours fiddling first with Myth TV and then with XBMC were sucked out of my life. I finally spend $200 on a cheap digital TV from The Source which Just Worked. No editing arcane config files, no messing with MySQL, no balky twitchy drivers, no mysterious desynchronization of audio and video.
So having been scared away from multimedia on Linux for a while, I have to ask: Have things improved? Is it worth trying to dive into it again?
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