[mythtv-users] My Tivo just died. Beyond or Myth?

Robert Basil robertbasil at robertbasil.com
Fri Jun 24 23:16:01 UTC 2005

After three years my beloved 300 hour Tivo just died.

On the brighter side I've been looking into building my own PVR for a few
years now and I guess this is the push I needed.

I have narrowed my choices down to Beyond and Myth.

I need to keep the cost below $500 for both software and hardware (I already
have a few large hard drives so I will not have to include those in the cost
of building my new PVR) I also have a copy of Win200 Pro that I can use as

Here is what I require. I'm used to "Tivo Speak" so if I call something by a
Tivo name please substitute it for the term for your software.

Most important to me is ease of use and install. I have experience in both
Windows and Linux but my knowledge is very limited.

1. Play pause and record TV on my 55' wide screen (Phillips).

2. Season pass option to be able to search for and record programs by name /
date / keyword / new or rerun.

3. The ability to record one show while watching another.

4. The ability to burn my recorded shows onto a DVD.

5. On screen weather.

6. On screen RSS feeds.

Can your software do the above and be able to come in under $500 for both
software and hardware?

If so, any tips on what package to buy and maybe a few hardware selections?
A pre built system would be great if available.

Thank you in advance for any help and suggestions you can provide!

Robert Basil
robertbasil at robertbasil.com 

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