[FoRK] Hating Scientific Atlanta / Time Warner Cable

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Wed Feb 2 22:09:42 PST 2005


How do you like BeyondTV, Ian?  Can you integrate web content like 
Quicktime movies?

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:

> 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: 
> http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cases/AOpen_XC-Cube_EZ65/
>
> 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.
>
> -Ian.
>
>
> 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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