[mythtv] (Probably OT) TiVo as MythTV box?
shaun at whatever.ca
Sat Jun 7 11:55:21 EDT 2003
I've crossposted this to both mythtv-users and mythtv-dev; I
hope someone will tell me if this is a breach of list-etiquette
without flaming me too heavily.
As a Canadian, I can't easily get a TiVo-brand STB that is able
to get Canadian guide data. There are some people doing this I'm
told, but they keep a very low profile for various reasons.
Perhaps they use some variation of xmltv. I don't know, and I'm
not asking about that here.
However, the DTiVo does have a hardware MPEG2 DEcoder -- and the
first-generation standalone units even have a hardware MPEG2
ENcoder as well.
Has anyone looked into the possibility of nuking the existing
TiVo Linux OS and replacing it with MythTV? I would think this
would be an interesting project for making use of older TiVo
Of course, the restrictive hardware platform (sub-100MHz PPC
processor, 16MB RAM) would make this a challenge, at the very
Even if the 1st-generation TiVo units couldn't be used as
backends due to the restrictive hardware, perhaps they could be
used as frontends somehow?
Just a thought.
mailto:shaun at whatever.ca
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