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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)

"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 computer’s hard drive, MythTV’s suite of applications allow you to build a 'mythical home media convergence box...'"

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