[mythtv-users] Beyond Tv or MythTV????
james at thearmstrongs.org
Tue Apr 6 13:43:27 EDT 2004
I have used snapstream for a few years. I really liked the feature of
the streaming live tv over the web. I used it last year when I was at
work to watch foxnews during the war in Iraq. I had my cable box hooked
up and could remotely change the channels and get the streaming video in
my browser. The quality was actually pretty good. I am switching to
Adrian Gomez wrote:
>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.
>>>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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