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NewsForge: MythTV: Easy Personal Video Recording with Linux

Jul 14, 2005, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rui Lopes)

"A few months ago, I started looking for an alternative to Windows Media Center Edition 2005, a personal video recorder (PVR) or digital video recorder (DVR) system. While other complete hardware/software combos, such as the popular TiVo, solve many of the headaches of having to build your own system and find out which hardware works and which doesn't, they also lack a level of customization and user freedom; with TiVo, for instance, you have join one of the company's monthly subscription plans. I decided to build my own system using open source software and carefully picked hardware. This proved to be much easier than I expected, thanks to MythTV..."

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