Agggggg, If only I would have been hit by a bus before reading the MythTV Artical ... it would have saved me soooo much pain.
Really my life has been miserabe for 2 months because of that feature ,,,, I do think it was irresponsible of Linux Format to post such an incomplete feature......It at the very least should have been a tutorial spread over 6 months !!!!
Word of advice for anybody trying MythTV ,,,,
1). If you are a Newbie DONT DO IT LIFE IS TOO IMPORTANT.
2). If it was not for legal reasons I am sure the author woul have said DO NOT BUY ANYTHING THAT HAS ANYTHING REMOTELY LIKE VIA printed on it !!!!
Warning about "potential" VIA Problems with a PVR that uses DMA is like saying that a hand granade could give you a bit of a rash if used incorrectly!!
3). Only try this if you are single ......or at least have a prenup.
4). Take a photo of your family before you start and put it by your desk.... otherwise you will forget what they look like.
5). Use Valium or loose your sanity
on the plus side I have learned a hell of a lot......MythTV is Evil!