Category Archives: PVR
Wow! This just in from Matt Haughey PVR Blog about satellite television service VOOM‘s new HD DVR with networking that will allow home users to view content from any monitor in their house via a thin client. The Satellite Guys … Continue reading
Today, there was a /. post about a new MythTV plug-in called Torrentocracy that extends the included MythNews RSS Aggregator to support RSS Enclosures and Bit Torrent. Torrentocracy is not the first to mesh RSS Enclosures, Bit Torrent and PVRs. … Continue reading
An Australian company is selling pre-built MythTV-based PVRs for 1,799 AUD (~$1,345.50 USD) (via Boing Boing) Although the price is roughly twice what it cost me to build my own MythTV box, I think this is a good trend. There’s … Continue reading
I’ve got to try WinMyth on my Laptop. It’s simply a .Net-based Windows front end for MythTV. And now with spring approaching, we can watch our Stevo outside! However, I suppose I could simply re-boot with KnoppMyth, but since I … Continue reading
I was just looking for an RSS feed for the mythtv-users mailing list and I stumbled across David Jeske post regarding an “experimental archive browse/search software” that he co-developed with Brandon Long. In addition to search and threaded views of … Continue reading
I learned via PVRBlog about Andrew Grumet’s proposal to the TiVo and DIY PVR communities regarding sharing your recordings among friends via RSS — in essence, Andrew’s idea is an application of social networking, but perhaps you’re best served by … Continue reading
This time by IBM luminary Sam Ruby. The post details the start of his experience building a dedicated MythTV box based on Debian, but the wisdom will eventually… “… be automated, published, and shared.” “But, first I have to get … Continue reading
It sounds like Tom Walsh over at Newsforge and I share many of the same first experiences and conclusions in regard to building and using a Home Theater PC (HTPC) based on MythTV. Tom Walsh writes: “Would I say that … Continue reading
Last week I finally completed building my Home Theater PC (HTPC) — aka PVR (personal video recorder), DVR (digital video recorder), homebrew-TiVo or what my wife Catherine lovingly calls STeVo ;-) On my Wiki I put together some of my … Continue reading
Since the hardware is now on order, I suppose I have committed myself to building what Catherine has branded “STeVo“, which is my feeble attempt at a constructing a homebrew PVR (personal video recorder). Wish me luck!
Gen over at PVRBlog pointed me to an excellent Slashdot thread that’s talking about building a homebrew digital video recorder on a budget, which is very timely for me. In fact, I just updated my wiki with a rough spec … Continue reading
Matt Haughey’s PVRBlog gives some more insight about Comcast’s new PVR box: “Comcast was testing the PVR waters, but it looks like the rollout will soon be going full-force.”
Brandon has assembled a comprehensive Linux Home Theater PC HOWTO, which is definitely worth a read if you’re planning on building your own Homebrew TiVo-like device.
Joe Stump over on the O’Reilly DevCenter puts together a well-rounded overview of The State of Home-Brew Personal Video Recorders on Linux (Think: Open Source TiVo). The article also includes a good threaded discussion as well. Well worth a read. … Continue reading