[CLUG] Linux PVR
davidoneill at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 21:17:32 IST 2005
I have planned on doing this a number of times but haven't got around
to it yet, in the meantime I'm using an XBox with XBoxMediaCentre 
installed for viewing my photos watching downloaded media etc. This is
working as a stopgap solution for me at the moment but I'm still
looking to get a PVR going.
The main problem I've found while doing any research is that the whole
thing seems to be very US-centric and most software/hardware focuses
on that. For example my understanding of the US cable/satellite system
is that the PVR card is capable of tuning to a specific channel
automatically. With Sky to achieve this you must get a TV capture card
and tune it to either the RF or SCART output of your Sky box and then
find an alternative method of changing channels. The RedEye 
controller seems to be a common way of achieving this.
After that point Myth TV seems to be the best solution for your PVR. I
just did some Google searches there and people seem to be using it in
conjunction with Sky to act as a PVR.
There's an episode of Systm on making a MythTV box  which may be
worth looking at.
On 8/8/05, adam beecher <lists at beecher.net> wrote:
> I have Sky but can't get Sky+ in my current location - and I'd prefer to
> store my DVDs on a hard drive - so I've been thinking of building a PVR.
> Anyone had a go? What kind of hardware did you use? What software? Can you
> load up music/video/pictures/etc too, or are you restricted to the TV?
> Any tips welcome.
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