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4.0 out of 5 stars Practical MythTV, 31 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Practical Mythtv: Building a Pvr and Media Center PC (Paperback)
MythTv is a huge collection of computer programs which enable one to build something like a Sky+ device for Freeview, Freesat, cable TV or analog TV. The idea is that it can record TV programs (or radio programs) and stream them at will to TV sets or to other computers. The latter is very useful to families who have the odd computer littered about the house. Also, the user can easily transfer recordings to DVD. The computer programs are notoriously complicated and this book is a useful guide through the complexities. It is a bit out of date inevitably because progress in this field is very rapid. None the less I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the idea. I should add that the computer programs are "open source" and are available for a free download which includes a computer operating system. (That means that the user can use the box as if it were a normal computer when it is not doing its recording job.) Of course, being open source, there are lots of other applications that can be downloaded for free. MythTV, Mythbuntu, Linux, Freeview, Sky+ and Freesat are trade marks.
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Practical Mythtv: Building a Pvr and Media Center PC
Practical Mythtv: Building a Pvr and Media Center PC by Michael Still (Paperback - 2 Aug 2011)
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