[FoRK] Hating Scientific Atlanta / Time Warner Cable
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK)
fork at ianbell.com
Wed Feb 2 09:51:57 PST 2005
I'm surprised I'm one of the few on this list who built his own PVR.
Mine runs Windows XP Pro, Snapstream Media's BeyondTV, uses a Firefly
Remote to manage the box, and a Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250 decoder card.
I also added an IR Blaster so the whole machine controls my Motorola
Digital Cable box. It's all integrated into a cool little cube:
The big advantage for me over using a TiVo or some other proprietary
system is twofold:
1) I can use Windows Remote Desktop to set up recordings remotely
2) I can take shows with me and watch them on my Powerbook
I do not have HDTV but it would actually have been easier to get that
going with my video card, which is your basic FX5600-based card.
On 1-Feb-05, at 7:56 PM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> We have Time Warner and their DVR. It's not bad, to be honest. It
> works most of the time -- there have been a few glitches. We don't
> use the on-demand much, but we do use time shifting heavily, and it
> might screw up 1 time per month.
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