What would it take to build my own "Tivo"?

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  1. Scott Strang

    Scott Strang Screenwriter

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    I figure it's bound to be possible and probably cost effective.

    What would I need?

    thanks

    Scott
     
  2. James Zubb

    James Zubb Stunt Coordinator

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  3. Mike St.Louis

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    Digitally recording TV is only half the equation.

    What really gives the Tivo value is the programming that lets you subscribe to shows and find them whenever they are on.

    I don't think what ATI or Happaugue offer can touch that.
     
  4. Duncan Barth

    Duncan Barth Stunt Coordinator

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    Actually, the real win of TiVo is the interface. The menus are slick, you can find shows you want to record quickly, and the whole 'setup' just works well. Plus it rarely crashes, something that my ATI AIW based HTPC does every once in a while.

    IMHO HTPC based digital recording is almost there, but still only really makes sense for casual use.
     
  5. Hugh M

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    right now, you'd be best going with a Tivo.

    perhaps the solutions for alternatives, including those on the PC will get better in the near future.
     
  6. Darren Lewis

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    I think that the hardware will allow you to do it, but it's the software that's the problem. TIVO updates its own TV guide directly.
     

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