On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 02:57:23PM +0000, Paul Stoner wrote:
> Got a Tivo which works fine with recording and play back of TV.
> Got it just for the interum, as hoping to get my WinTV-PVR working under
> Linux todo the same as above.
Perhaps that would be a valid option for a hardware platform! I
have heard good things about the hardware, it runs linux, people
have gotten into them to fire up bash and hacked it to add hard
drives ... and tivo has their kernel hacks on their webstie
(http://www.tivo.com/linux/index.html) The only problem I have
with TIVO is that I want total control, and they don't offer
source for their application, not to mention that they like to
try to keep people out of THEIR data that THEY have recorded.
But I'm happier to buy from a linux based company than from
From: Brian J. Murrell <9a352f3707e6dc503ebb817bf6289748@in...> - 2001-11-29 07:49:44
On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 02:27:35AM -0500, rich-paul@... wrote:
> and tivo has their kernel hacks on their webstie
Anyone looked into these to see if what they have hacked up is
meaningful to our project?
> The only problem I have
> with TIVO is that I want total control, and they don't offer
> source for their application, not to mention that they like to
> try to keep people out of THEIR data that THEY have recorded.
EXACTLY my reason for an OpenPVR. It is totally questionable whether
one can be built that rivals Tivo in both performance and cost. What
I want is the flexibility to do with the recording what I please.
I might want to view the recording on the computer in the bedroom
rather than watch it on the TV in living room. Maybe I want to burn
it to a CD, or even take it out with me on a portable viewer of some
Brian J. Murrell