[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 22:28:42 UTC 2009

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:07 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Sun, February 8, 2009 8:35 pm, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> I don't understand why the model for the device you all are talking
>> about isn't something very close to the Roku NetFlix player:
>> 1) Linux based - and they've released the Open Source part - just not
>> the NetFlix DRM part
>> 2) Linux in a flash drive - no internal storage, quiet, low power,
>> runs off a wall wart
>> 3) USB or network storage for recordings
>> 4) Already proven that it can do at least 720p
>> 5) Costs $99
>> 6) Use an HDHR or something external for DRM-free digital recording
>> 7) Link up with some STB chip maker or a cable company to eventually
>> be able to record whatever the user has paid his cable company for
> I think you just invented the TiVo. ;)

Nahh...I haven't invented anything. I'm just pointing out that I
really don't understand anymore what 'product' folks are talking about
and if, by chance, the Roku box covers more than 50% of it then I
thought it might be a launch point for more discussions.

Nothing more...

- Mark

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