[LINK] US going digital TV in 2009

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Mar 5 12:12:00 AEDT 2007

Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> Talk about bewildering...  I went to their site and under PVR there 
>> are no less than 28 products, all with "MORE" links, so you're back 
>> and forth like a fiddler's elbow.  It would help if they put a 
>> comparison matrix together for dumbcluts like myself who know nothing 
>> about digital TV...
> I purchased "toppy" from IceTV.com.au and also use their digital
> TV guide product. IceTV modifies the toppy so that, in conjunction with
> a wireless box, it can download the IceGuide from the IceTV website
> and upload it into the PVR. The guide is usually available one week in
> advance.
> This makes programming the thing child's play. Scroll through the
> guide and click on programs you wish to record.
> The unit I have cannot transfer to DVD, but I can use FTP over the
> wireless to connect to it using a PC and grab whatever I want to
> save that way.

I share Tony's interest in PC/Broadcast interface. Did you look into the
PC receiver option?

There was some linux support for this three years ago.  Though it
appears to be interest to only a small group of us purists who
enjoy only non-time shifted TV viewing/radio listening - but maybe some
time in the future other types of broadcasts - maybe grocery specials to 
your fridge door.

>  Q: What kind of software will I need to build an HD DVR? A: I chose to use KnoppMyth, a combination of Knoppix Linux and the Linux software MythTV.

Are your "toppy" and pc running linux?

rick also said
> You can learn more about DTV at http://icetv.com.au. They have an
> online forum for discussing DTV topics and the IceTV services in
> particular.

....from where I noted:
> Windows® Vista compatibility coming soon.
> A beta is available from the IceTV support forum.

Marghanita da Cruz
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