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AnandTech: Building a Linux PVR [Parts 1 & 2]

Sep 21, 2004, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristopher Kubicki, Purav Sanghani)

"Once in a while, we get so excited about writing an article that we completely lose focus and end up with a 10,000 word epic instead of a concise little review. This two-part Linux TiVo article ended up being one of those articles. Of course, we aren't really building a Linux TiVo, but rather something as close as we can come, with some rudimentary hardware and free software--such as Linux and MythTV.

"Considering the cost of a TiVo, service runs anywhere from $100 to $600 per year depending on what DVR and subscription you buy. Building a moderate MythTV machine for around $500 actually saves us money in the long run. Building our own device also allows us to upgrade hardware easily and reconfigure the software at our will..."

Complete Story (Part 1)

Complete Story (Part 2)

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