[mythtv] BBC and promise.tv
simon at koala.ie
Mon Aug 15 13:19:48 UTC 2005
On Monday 15 August 2005 13:56, Ivor Hewitt wrote:
> On Monday 15 Aug 2005 13:15, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> > anyone looked at what the BBC are up to with promise.tv?
> > i watched the video of their presentation and what they have done is very
> > interesting. mythtv was mentioned in the talk.
> > they said that they may open source the software
> The details are still a bit sketchy, what was the reference to mythtv?
> The behaviour they describe is exactly what I DONT want! An interesting
> idea sure, but not the point of a PVR.
> What I want is to have stuff that I'm interested in recorded. I don't care
> about 97% of the broadcast content. I don't want it recorded.
> Also, I don't want just one weeks worth of a program either, I want the
> whole series grabbed. So I don't have to remember to watch it.
during the talk (in the video) they mention mythtv (in passing it has to be
while i understand your objections, their point was that they record
everything (because it is possible) and that opens up other viewing
they talked about overlaying on top of their platform more discriminating
recording (not sport - being the example) and also choosing what channels to
record. what was also incredibly interesting was the speed of the demo. the
presenter went into the program schedule and chose the 10 o'clock news from
last thursday and it appeared (instantly). no delay of any kind. sub 1/10th
of a second. that was what was really interesting. he then flicked from BBC1
to BBC2 (at 10 o'clock) and then same prerformance was observed.
the hardware seems to be off-he-shelf dvb cards, a standard pc motherboard and
8x400G sata disks.
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