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Whoa... [Dec. 6th, 2002|12:32 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
tcolton just pointed out two things I was totally unaware of:

2pac's second posthumous 2-disc release is out. And Todd's uploading it to me. (if he's actually dead, the money's just going to the RIAA anyway, so I can't feel guilty about pirating it)

And finally, a Tivo-clone and more that doesn't suck: http://www.mythtv.org/ It actually looks like everything I've ever wanted. Time to ditch Tivo and its month service fee? I'm leaning towards yes. Especially since Tivo keeps pushing software upgrades to the damn box that I don't want... things that only make the service worse. And this way I'd have to source to extend and do rad things with.

[User Picture]From: patrick
2002-12-06 12:41 am (UTC)
I think I need to spend some money and buy a box that I can run mythtv on. that shit looks awesome.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2002-12-06 01:02 am (UTC)
I just can't imagine wanting to try and make a PC that did what Tivo does. You're going to spend more on the hardware than a Tivo + lifetime subscription costs, even discounting the time such a task would eat up. Plus you get to deal with being the sysadmin for your television! Ugh...

It would be nice to be able to burn DVDs of Tivo'ed content, but the easiest way to do that is to start with a Tivo and modify it. (Hell, the hardest part of that task is figuring out how to burn a playable DVD in the first place.)

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[User Picture]From: jwz
2002-12-06 01:03 am (UTC)
Tupac used to be the go-go dancer for Digital Underground. The Humpty Dance people.

Yeah baby, you're hard like a criminal, I'm so sure.

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[User Picture]From: nolegs
2002-12-06 03:25 pm (UTC)
You're the most intelligent person in the world.
Can I suck your penis?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-12-06 10:29 am (UTC)
That's because you have bad luck with hardware. I'd enjoy the flexibility.

The first thing I'd do is make it netboot, so I could read a book in my living room (with all the wonderful couches/chairs) and not listen to the high-pitched spinning harddrive.
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[User Picture]From: krow
2002-12-06 10:39 am (UTC)
Did you ever look at eyeTV for your Mac? So far I have heard only positive things from the people I know who use it.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-12-06 10:48 am (UTC)
I want an appliance.... I don't want my one Mac hooked up to my TV all the time.

So eyeTV, good or not, doesn't interest me.

Besides, my main concern is netbooting, which I can do with Linux, but have no clue how to do with a Mac.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-12-06 01:10 am (UTC)
If you could put it on Enty, that would be a good solution. All you'd need is a TV tuner card.
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-12-06 01:17 am (UTC)
The Enty box is that ghetto little C3-1ghz processor, though. That's equivalent to like a 300mhz normal processor :P
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-12-06 01:18 am (UTC)


Wouldn't hurt to try.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2002-12-06 07:01 am (UTC)
Downloading mythtv now. I really don't like it because it seems to be better than my tvrecord scripts in every way. I guess if it supports software mjpeg, I'll just switch and start hacking on it instead... abandoning ~/projects/TlVQ which was a trademark infringement waiting to happen anyway :P
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[User Picture]From: cole88
2002-12-06 07:05 am (UTC)
I think you should get that then give us your Tivo. :)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-12-06 07:58 am (UTC)

If you were to break off your Tivo sub, do you get to keep the Tivo itself?

If yes, can you tear it apart and make a regular linux box out of it? I've never seen a Tivo, so I don't know how much custom hardware it has, but assuming you can it'd seem like the ideal solution since you already know it can already do what you want it to do…

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