Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 18th Jan 2007 00:31 UTC, submitted by Governa
Multimedia, AV "I found that any Firewire-equipped Mac can be made into an HD-PVR for unencrypted content at the expense of an appropriate firewire cable. Apple even provides the necessary capture software that you need, provided that you know where to look." More here.
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RE[2]: Linux
by backdoc on Thu 18th Jan 2007 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux"
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I bought a Dish DVR625 this month. For years, I've been saying that I was going to build a Myth box. Some of the reasons for choosing a "dedicated appliance" were for the reasons you stated (dual tuner).

But, I also considered these Pros:

o Cost
o Familiarity for family (remote controls and menus)
o Tight integration to system means easier recording
o No extra box
o Support
o Built-In streaming to other TV's

I really REALLY wanted to build a Myth box. But, considering everything, I just couldn't justify it.

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