DVR Playground: MythTV and TiVo Series 3 Comparison: Battle of Open Source and Proprietary DVRs
Feb 16, 2007, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Felteau)
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"Does an open source solution like MythTV stand a chance against
the marketing power and research behind the TiVo Series 3? We
decided to pit these two completely different DVR solutions against
each other and compare in a non-biased way.
"MythTV is an open source homebrew DVR software solution that
works on a computer running Mac OS X or Linux. MythTV provides the
usual functionality of a DVR including time-shifting and trick
functionality while watching TV. In addition to storing TV shows on
the computerâ€™s hard drive,
MythTVâ€™s suite of applications allow you to
build a 'mythical home media convergence box...'"