New York Times: Steal This Show
Jan 31, 2005, 20:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lorne Manly, John Markoff)
"Dismayed by the sluggish channel-changing capability and the
sparsely informative program guide, he decided to build a better
cable box from scratch. Today, nearly three years since Mr.
Richards, a 26-year-old computer software programmer in Willoughby,
Ohio, embarked on his quest, hundreds of thousands of
do-it-yourself television viewers are using the free software
program he wrote, MythTV, to turn desktop personal computers into
customized cable boxes, complete with the ability to record shows,
surf the Web and strip out unwanted commercials..."
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