[mythtv-users] Beyond Tv or MythTV????
me at adriangomez.com
Tue Apr 6 10:12:02 EDT 2004
Well. I use both products (Actually use is a strong word, since I do most of my
recordings on my Tivo) and belong to the extended beta group at Snapstream
(once the product goes through a few beta cycles, I get a crack at it).
Beyond TV does nothing but PVR funtions, they have a new product that is still
in beta (but has been announced) called Beyond Media that does pictures, and
photos and integrates to Beyond TV. I have yet to see Beyond Media (since it is
too early in Beta).
Without going into extensive detail, I believe that their is only one major
feature that Beyond TV has that MythTV doesn't: That is the ability to stream
content including live TV to a web browser.
As far as features major features missing from Beyond TV (the release version, I
am not talking about the betas) that exist in MythTV:
1. Limited support for hardware cards that are not the PVR-250 and PVR-350.
2. No TV out support on the PVR-350.
3. Not a client backend system. In the current release you have to install the
entire application on one box.
4. No shutdown/restart.
Beyond TV is less stable than MythTv (depending on hardware), but after some
initial bumps I have had both Beyond TV and MythTv running for weeks at a time
without reboot and recording the shows without a hitch.
Beyond TV is much easier to install.
I hope this helps.
Quoting Henk Poley <hpoley at dds.nl>:
> Op dinsdag 6 april 2004 00:32, schreef Dan Morphis:
> > Brian M. Bennett wrote:
> > >
> > > Has anyone looked at BeyondTV from snapstream.com? I would be interested
> > > in hearing what other folks thought of this package and how it compares
> > > to MythTV. Thanks.
> > >
> > > http://www.snapstream.com/
> > Guy I used to work with uses it. He's having all sorts of problems with
> > it. For him, it won't record the full showing of a program. It dies
> > mid way through. . .
> I think it would be insteresting to ask him if there are any features he
> (potentialy) liked.Tthen let him work with MythTV and ask if there's anything
> 'missing' in Myth.
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