PVR stack, Gentoo Linux convert PC to PVR
SageTV is distributing its personal video recording (PVR) software on a Gentoo Linux installation CD. The company previously sold a Windows-based version of its Media Center software, while offering its Linux version only to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Additionally, the company is shipping a "place-shifting" add-on for both versions.
SageTV says its new Gentoo Linux distribution will let users "Enjoy the SageTV PVR, music, and photos experience with the always-on reliability of Linux, with much more effective virus and spyware protection."
SageTV's Media Center software allows users to record and playback music or, in conjunction with a TV tuner/capture card, video. A "10-foot" interface with remote control support allows users to record shows singly or by the season, using an included 14-day EPG (electronic program guide) for Canada and the U.S. Users can pause, rewind, and fast-forward live or recorded cable, satellite, or antenna TV, and record multiple shows on multiple tuners simultaneously, the company says.