Michael Proctor-Smith will give an update on MythTV (the Mythical Convergence
Box), the open-source alternative to TiVo or Windows Media Center. More than
just a digital VCR, which provides basic "time shifting" capability, Digital
Video Recorders change the way people watch television by providing the
ability to pause live TV, instantly replay interesting scenes, and skip
commercials. With an up-to-date TV schedule, the DVR can automatically record
shows based on user preferences.
Michael will talk about his strange MythTV setup and a small portion of
MythTV's features including Recording HDTV, streaming to a Cell Phone and
using an AppleTV as a MythTV Front-end.
Michael Runs The San Gabriel Valley Linux(R) Users Group (At least he has been
told that by others). He spends an unhealthy amount of his time watching
MythTV and plotting how he can never be without access to MythTV.
Date: Thursday September 11, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107