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The things I do to myself.

A bit of background first…. When it comes to media center software,  this isn’t my first rodeo.  I’ve been running Kodi since it was XBox Media Center.   If I search hard enough, I’m sure I can find an XBox laying around here somewhere that still has the software on it.  That being said, I should have known better than to embark on my current quest to run a MythTV backend on a Raspberry Pi B+, on the same network as a OpenElec install on the same network.  First up, I need a TV tuner.   Some research later, but not very good research, I settled on this little guy.   This turned into an epic fail since I live in the US, and the DVB-T adapter, while having many useful features as a Software Defined Radio dongle (SDR), it is completely useless as a TV tuner stateside.  Oh well, it will eventually be turned into a ADS-B receiver to track flights overhead, or maybe grabbing NOAA weather satellite images out of thin air.   At 11$, it’s not too big a mistake, and it has other applications.    Continue reading The things I do to myself.