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So I've wanted to set up a DVR for my entertainment center for a while and haven't looked into it too deeply until recently. I use Comcast for internet and basic cable, and at one point considered going the simple route and just upping to digital cable and using their box - but that's what my inlaws use, and it doesn't seem all that great (and would jack up my monthly cable TV bill a good deal).
I was going to browse around regular TiVos, but a friend of mine who's a bit on a Linux geek mentioned MythTv to me. I've poked around the wiki and mailing lists for a bit, but it's over my head as someone who has never used Linux (or even built their own desktop, for that matter). I'm interested in learning and puting together my own setup, and the functionality seems pretty great, but it's damned intimidating to get started - even the FAQs blitz off like you're a habitual Linux programer who has built multiple systems and just needs some help with hardware configurations, drivers, etc.
Has anyone here used MythTV? Or have other general suggestions on getting myself up to speed? It looks like it might be a bit more expensive to get a simple single-box MythTV setup running in my entertainment center than just buying a damn TiVo, but this satisfies my desire to tinker around with stuff too so I'm fine with that as long as I can find some intro to it between the level of 'durrrrrr here's what it does' and 'configure your file partition in this manner, since file system X is good at Y but sucks at Z, but file system X1 is the opposite and so on'.
Essentially, does anyone have a MythTV resource for Linux (and homebuilder in general) retards who are just getting started?