September 27, 2004
@ 07:28 AM

Today my TiVo dissapointed me for what I feel is the last time. Yesterday I set it to record 4 never before aired episodes of Samurai Jack. Sometime between 6:30 PM this evening and 11 PM the TiVo decided that recording suggestions was more important than keeping around one of the episodes of Samurai Jack.

For the past few months I've been disappointed with the TiVo's understanding of priority when keeping recordings. For example, it shouldn't delete a first run episode over a rerun especially when the Season Pass for the deleted episode is set to record only first runs.  This is a pretty basic rule I'm sure I could write myself if I had access to the TiVo source code. This last mistake is the straw that has broken the camel's back and I'm now seeking a replacement to TiVo.

I now realize I prefer an Open Source solution so I can hack it myself. Perhaps I should take a look at MythTV.


Monday, September 27, 2004 9:16:39 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
perhaps this might be of interest:

they had a comparison of MCE vs MythTV as well, which was interesting. the big downside of MCE as i recall was the limited hardware on which it could run (possible no longer an issue) and the inability to access the source if you needed (which may not apply to you).
Sunday, October 3, 2004 12:00:16 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Check out Media Portal:
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