Install MythTV on my TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by EvanVanVan, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Dec 7, 2004 #1 of 10
    EvanVanVan

    EvanVanVan New Member

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    i'm sorry if this is against the rules but if i wanted to buy a TiVo system and install MythTV on it would it be possible? anyhelp would be great


    thanks
     
  2. Dec 8, 2004 #2 of 10
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Why?
     
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    bsnelson

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    It's not possible. A TiVo is not a PC.

    Brad
     
  4. Dec 8, 2004 #4 of 10
    EvanVanVan

    EvanVanVan New Member

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    ok thanks
     
  5. Dec 8, 2004 #5 of 10
    crow

    crow Ub3r Techno Geek

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    I have a good friend that runs Myth on a 333MHz PII with 512Mb RAM and its a dog, very slow... Imagine how zippy it would be on 50MHz with 32Mb RAM!!!
     
  6. Dec 8, 2004 #6 of 10
    EvanVanVan

    EvanVanVan New Member

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    ye but the TiVo has the special chip which is made to encode and decode video which computers dont have
     
  7. Dec 8, 2004 #7 of 10
    EvanVanVan

    EvanVanVan New Member

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    ye but the TiVo has the special chip which is made to encode and decode video which computers dont have
     
  8. robsal

    robsal New Member

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    What's "Myth TV"???
     
  9. crow

    crow Ub3r Techno Geek

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    Holy thread mining Batman!

    http://www.mythtv.org/

    In a nutshell, it's a TiVo-like, linux based, gui for recording content.. Basically you turn a PC into a PVR, there's usually more cost upfront but there's no monthly fees since Myth uses public DBs to gather its guide data..

    It's a good idea and a neat piece of software, but it ain't a Tivo..
     
  10. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That "special chip" is found on most Tuner cards and many recent video cards. The REALLY special chip inside of a TiVo is the ASIC that holds the guts of the TiVo software (that's how they can run in only 32MB of RAM - much of the software is in ROM).
     

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