Totallymaxed - are there any other considerations as to whether your vdr work will apply and all functionality work other than the input being DVB? Australia uses DVB-T (and DVB-S) for free-to-air TV and I am really keen to know whether this will work here, too...
I think VDR is a good fit for Australia or anywhere where DVB is the adopted standard for Digital TV. Yes what we are working on will definitely work in Australia :-)
I think it would be a good fit here (Australia), especially after reading how it can adresss multiple channels from a single MUX. I have got MythTV working but I am still not comfortable enough to switch my OzTivo box off. It mainly comes down to reliability - I have had too many times when MythTV has just stopped frozen up. The family won't put up with that.
VDR seems to have a much smaller footprint and therefore should integrate better IMO.
Andrew, A couple of questions for when you get a chance.
1. How would VDR cope with an Analog signal from a PayTV STB. Can it deal with an external guide for the PayTV? and does this integrate in terms of infrared channel changing? (IR Blaster type functionality)
2. In your integrations, is it less obvious that an external application is being used? eg: with MythTV - the MythTV menu system comes up and it looks out of place when launched from linuxMCE. I am not worried by OSD for channel info and program guide etc though.