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11-11-2003, 01:39 AM
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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?
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11-11-2003, 11:28 AM
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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

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11-11-2003, 01:16 PM
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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

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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.
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11-11-2003, 01:26 PM
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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.

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11-11-2003, 04:15 PM
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The latest beta of SageTV looks pretty cool.

http://www.sage.tv/beta.html
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11-12-2003, 01:23 AM
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Looks pretty nice indeed

Thanks Dano,
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