Originally posted by psxjunky
Is MIT planning on developing a full fledged PVR application with integrated EPG ? Something along the lines of MCE/SageTV/BeyondTV etc. i.e. something that is more feature rich in terms of recording scheduling and maintenance
Let me tell you what I can do today with MyHD. This may clarify how I would answer this question (were I asked).
I can do all of this from my little tiny MyHD remote.
I can watch a DVD.
I can watch analog TV
I can watch Digital TV
-I just go through the channels and the digital one come in and the analog ones come in- I use the favorites channels for this.
I can look at the next days programs for a digital station and set one to record (with a few options of how and where). I expect in the future one would be able to say "record this one weekly" but not yet.
I can select and play back recordings I have made from a playlist.
I can also select an SVIDEO input and use MyHD as an excellent scaler for SD sources.
If I want to go to the computer desktop (which I can select from the remote) from there I can set up scheduled recording any way I want. This is the only time I need to put down the remote.
I LIKE this setup. I like it better than some other options. I have a Tivo and love it but this is a different device and I don't really need it to become sage TV. Stick to the ATI and MCE for that. Why does every product need to become something that already exists.
If one wants an HD tivo, they should buy one.
I hope this gives another side to the answer.
Sorry for the side trip folks. Back to the MDP 130!