At the end of 2006, I was finally fed up with the reformat and reinstall everything loop that is the maintenance cycle of Windows. I made the decision to try and use Linux as a full time solution.
I had an old TV Tuner card laying around, so I looked into what software was available to make a DVR. This led me to MythTV and the #ubuntu-mythtv channel on IRC. This was around April 2007 and pre-Mythbuntu. As this was pre-Mythbuntu, MythTV was still a pain to setup. On top of that I was recording from a cable box, so I was recording over firewire (since my tuner was a crappy software encoder). I received a lot of help from someone who went by the handle majoridiot.
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