Joined: Dec 2011
More than a year ago I was using MediaPortal on Windows, server+client, not stable
Then switched to ForTheRecord recorder and MediaPortal client on Windows, recorder was good but not 100% stable, but it could have been a hardware problem although I had the same hardware as the developers.
Then bought a VU+DUO enigma2 receiver, 100% stable, but the whole interface is from the 90', dated is what I mean. But good
Then I saw recently that XBMC had PVR support, so took a look around and decided to make a new setup based on XBMC + tvheadend, bought the hardware, installed everything and my worst nightmare became true, not stable at all, a lot of missed recordings, it was sometimes hit/a lot of miss.
Then tried VDR, 2 words "The Best", never missed a recording up until now, a bit hard to setup, but once you have everthing working, VDR itself, eepg, epgsearch, dvbapi, xvdr and VDRAdmin-AM webinterface, you'll have the most feature rich and stable of them all, that is VDR alone. In combination with XBMC, mainly when watching live tv there can be a crash of XBMC sometimes.
VDR an tvheadend was both on Linux
Just my 2 cents
(This post was last modified: 2012-01-14 00:38 by ocram.)