"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