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audi2honda 11-11-2003 01:39 AM

Recording Video: Using my PC as a Tivo? What to buy?
 
timeshifting software is good?

I read taht the PVR-250 is a good choice so I guess I should go with it unless you guys talk me out of it.

I basically want to use my PC as a Tivo type device to record my digital cable broadcast to play them back later.

What software is good for setting this up to automaticlaly record the shows I want?

Any recommendations or concerns I should have about getting into this?

kwag 11-11-2003 11:28 AM

For Windoze: SnapStream
http://www.snapstream.com

For Linux: MythTV
Main site: www.mythtv.org
But I suggest this installation, if you want to go the MythTV route: http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html

-kwag

nicksteel 11-11-2003 01:16 PM

Kwag,
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
For Windoze: SnapStream
http://www.snapstream.com

For Linux: MythTV
Main site: www.mythtv.org
But I suggest this installation, if you want to go the MythTV route: http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html

-kwag

If I switch from the software that came with the PVR250 to SnapStream, do I need to uninstall anything? Can both be resident at the same time? i'm running XP.

kwag 11-11-2003 01:26 PM

Hi nicksteel,

SnapStream uses the windows drivers to access the card. Make sure you have the latest PVR-250 drivers installed.
The software that is included with the WinTV PVR card is really a joke, compared to SnapStream :)
SnapStreams makes your PC act like a "TiVO" or "ReplayTV", with probably more features than both of them.
If you're going to use SnapStream, just disable the software that came with your PVR-250.

-kwag

Dano 11-11-2003 04:15 PM

The latest beta of SageTV looks pretty cool.

http://www.sage.tv/beta.html

kwag 11-12-2003 01:23 AM

Looks pretty nice indeed :D

Thanks Dano,
-kwag


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