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Looks interesting. I already have a DVR, but thats kind of cool.
 

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Several people using Gentoo say they already have PS3s running MythTV as frontends to their MythTV PVR servers. I started compiling Gnome tonight and hope to have video playback working by the weekend.
 

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Seems like a pretty expensive DVR to me. And in order to record something, you can't be playing a game or watching a BD on the PS3.


DVRs are so cheap these days (hell, a more capable MythTV box could be built for hundreds of dollars less than the PS3), I just don't see the point of making the PS3 into one unless you just want to say "I did it."
 

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I was waiting for this...


I tried Mythdora on my old HTPC and it was neat but my older PC wasn't up to specs needed.


You have to choose one partition to be 10GB so couldn't the PS3 partition be the 10GB one and that would solve that problem? Particularly after installing a larger hard drive for the PVR.


And,.. I didn't know PVR's were cheap,.. esp HD PVR's. I've only seen them like $400 and up. I'll have to look back into that.


And,.. No, it wouldn't be an expensive PVR because you wouldn't lose much of it's Ps3 ability. You would still have the full PS3 so the PVR part would be practically free.


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Ok,


Having now visited the above link.. Since you have to buy the whole PVR part to plug into the USB port on the PS3 and then you still don't have HD recording,.. that particular attempt looks about worthless.
 

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There was some conference in the UK where a Sony person said they may market a DVR add-on to the PS3, as soon as Q3 2007. There was also a statement from Sony about a possible "really really expensive" PS3 with video/audiophile stuff that people compared to the old PSX (japan only dvr/ps2), speculating it would include a DVR.


I have a sony HD-DVR HDD-500 that I got for a steal. They go for $500+ on e-bay, and some people have guide problems (knock on wood). I'd love it if they came out with a reasonably priced add-on to the ps3 - - no linux required.
 

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Originally Posted by Brian Hampton /forum/post/0


I was waiting for this...


I tried Mythdora on my old HTPC and it was neat but my older PC wasn't up to specs needed.


You have to choose one partition to be 10GB so couldn't the PS3 partition be the 10GB one and that would solve that problem? Particularly after installing a larger hard drive for the PVR.


And,.. I didn't know PVR's were cheap,.. esp HD PVR's. I've only seen them like $400 and up. I'll have to look back into that.

I bought my HR20 dual HD tuner DirecTV DVR for $180. And since that is all it does, I don't have to worry about booting my DVR into Linux or PS3 mode. If the power goes out (well, I have a UPS), the DVR will simply come back up and resume its normal work automatically when the power comes back on. Will the PS3 do this? Plus it will record premium content.


I got an 80GB DirecTV standard definition Tivo for free 2 years ago from DirecTV.


I also have a Windows Media Center 2005 PC that I use to record HD over the air. And while it also does other things, it can still record TV while I do those other things (like watch ripped DVDs off of its 1.5TB of hard drive space).


And I have another 40 hour standard def Tivo that I bought years ago that I still have in use. So that is 4 DVRs in my house and a combined total of 7 tuners. That isn't counting the two Tivos collecting dust in my closet.
So yes, I guess I am of the opinion that DVRs are pretty cheap.

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And,.. No, it wouldn't be an expensive PVR because you wouldn't lose much of it's Ps3 ability. You would still have the full PS3 so the PVR part would be practically free.

No doubt it would be free. But it still makes your $500 or $600 PS3 into a non-gaming device any time you want to record TV. I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to play a game during primetime, then watch the TV show later. That is what a DVR is for, right?


A MythTV DVR on PS3 seems more like a VCR. If you have to boot it into Linux every time you want to record a TV show, you might as well just hit the record button manually, too. Bleh.
 

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Well,


Truly,.. I'm not all about thinking the PS3 will make a viable PVR. It may or it may not. I was thinking Linux on PS3 would be a lot more then it's turned out to be so far. And,.. I tend to enjoy the PS3 without the need to turn it into something else for now.


Only time will tell if some very worthwhile homebrew stuff will come about.


I hope the March firmware update does away with the 4GB file limitation and if so I could use my PS3 for my own HD files and that would make my day. But ,.. only time will tell.


-Brian
 
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