[mythtv] Dumb Question time
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 23:37:51 -0600
So, I am a dumb newbie who wants to get started on my little PVR project.
But I was thinking, why buy a PC, install video card, mess with
drivers/interrupts/libraries, etc...? From what I understand, Tivo uses a
form of Linux, why not start there? If I bought a Tivo and even completely
removed the OS and replaced it with Debian or something like it, I would
have the beginnings of a PVR. Of course, I would need some way to talk to
the encoder chip and so on, but I am presuming the manufacturer could
provide libraries or something to make that easier to do. I realize that
possibly obviates the need for something like MythTV, but hey, I said "Dumb
Question Time" did I not? :-)
Anyone want to laugh at this in detail?