Are there any companies selling a Freevo or similar box that I can buy already setup? I don't want to buy a Tivo and face that monthly charge every month when you can get basically the same features for free.
Ok, so theres a bunch of features they all use to try to differentiate themselves.
I guess I need to find out what those are.
I just don't want to buy a piece of crap.
Whats the deal with Showstopper then? Is it a replay without the subscription?
Basically I am trying to find out what the subscription services get you. It seems like all the parts are there to allow it to work without a subscription.
Is that what a showstopper is?
With software like Freevo out there, is there any product that can timeshift television like a Tivo but without the subscription fee?
Surely some hardware manufacturer can see that the biggest thing stopping people from buying a tivo is the unnecessary subscription.
I would just build an HTPC, but that would cost more than a Tivo + lifetime subscription. ugh. frustrating