Greetings, Ubutu folks,
How nice to find resources like this to help grease the skids for us newcomers!
I was led to Ubutu (mythbuntu specifically) by my search for subscription-free recording options. I'm a long-time Tivo user, but I have increasingly come to think that I am not getting as much value from the service as the fees I'm continually paying. To make matters worse, I discontinued service on two of my three Tivo boxes, and found that with the newest one (a Tivo Premier), the box is rendered completely useless without the service; can't even change channels, much less record or play anything. I think Tivo should be ashamed for that, and they have left a very bitter taste in my mouth.
I have some past experience with SLES, but not with Ubuntu yet, in fact I haven't yet installed Ubuntu, because I was hoping to find out if I'm on the right track to find a Tivo replacement before spending too much time to discover the answer on my own.
I'm expecting to move to a new home in a completely different area than my current place of residence, so I will be free to choose what sort of TV source works best, whereas I'm currently rather tied to cable. I'm interested to learn what might be considered the most popular recording source for what I'm trying to achieve, including those that offer premium channels that require some decrypting/decoding, and what are some good options for tuners that can do that sort of thing, making the recorded material available for viewing via a LAN in at least two different rooms.
I tried searching the mythbuntu forum for the keyword 'recommendation', and browsing the results, but that approach didn't easily produce the sort of information I'm hoping to find.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!