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Hey Kiwis

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:02 am
by nickr
Just to say hi to other New Zealanders on this new forum, and to point out the mythtv-nz mailing list for those with peculiarly NZ related issues or questions.

I have been using mythtv for many years, fiddling to start with and probably since about 2005 in full time 'production' use. I have a backend accessing 2 HD Homerun dual tuners (so a total of 4 tuners). It has 2TB of disk for recordings, and a whole lot more for ripped video material.

I have currently 4 frontends (lounge and three bedrooms), with a spare set for a room we aren't currently using.

I also run XBMC on the 4 frontends as the whole family appears to prefer it for non-recorded (ie ripped) video material.

Anyhow, the mythtv-nz mailing list can be joined at and the archives are at (Those of you on the other mythtv mailing lists will recognise those very useful mailing list archives run by gossamer-threads, many thanks to them).

Re: Hey Kiwis

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:01 am
by skooobie
Hi. I'm in Auckland. I recently did a mythtv setup guide for noobs. Hope it is helpful:

Re: Hey Kiwis

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:42 am
by pcworth
Hi nickr and skooobie,
I have just joined up today, in response to the depressing news that my 3 TiVo machines will become defunct in October. I am generally technically capable, but not what I would call savvy at "circuit-board level", so while what I have so far read about MythTV makes me feel it might be a great option for replacing the functionality of my TiVos, after covering the Introduction and Set Up pages, my brain is reeling with the unfamiliar vocabulary and concepts. I'm sure I can learn these, but it will take more than 5 minutes.
skooobie, I note that you are in Auckland, where I am also. If it is feasible, I would really appreciate the opportunity to meet you some time, to discuss the issues for someone like myself setting up a viable MythTV, and perhaps see what some of the hardware looks like. We have a "home theatre" setup, which has been established for many years, and the concept of how this can be successfully linked to a MythTV arrangement might be testing.
Anyway, I look forward with interest to learning more about the system. I feel that there may be a flood of new members following the demise of TiVo in NZ.

Re: Hey Kiwis

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:55 pm
by Ajharvey
For anyone looking at this forum: The mailing list archive URL given above is no longer valid, and just redirects to the home URL of the hosting company who I presume are the new owners of the Gossamer Threads. The new URL seems to be: