Hello there, it’s been a while..

Hi there blogosphere, I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Things have, as of late, been running really well with SageTV but there’s been quite a few changes.

SageTV is in RC stages of its 6.5 version of the product. The biggest change for this version is the addition of their new HD-200 product support. This device is capable of playing back internet, local network, and SageTV fed content at resolutions of up to 1080p via component or HDMI. The internet and local aspects do not require the use of SageTV’s server component. I’ll go into more detail in a separate post. My home setup now has 6 HD extenders for watching TV. I recently removed my last PC being used for playback.

Aside from firmware issues which plague Windows users as well, my HDPVR has been running well in Linux. This device allows you to capture TV from component outputs up to 1080i on your cable or sat provider set top box. There are a few minor things to tweak when building the drivers. I will go into more detail, you guessed it, in a separate post.

HVR-1600 drivers have never been better! I use 3 of these PCI cards to capture OTA HD signals and standard definition cable box channels. I’ll cover recent changes in a separate post shortly. If you have this card, you’ll want to do a pull from v4l-dvb’s mercurial!

Lastly, in the next few days I will be setting up a method to automatically convert my favorite TV shows to iPod Touch format and mark chapters at commercial break points. The TV shows will be downloaded into iTunes via an RSS feed from a server on my local network. I’ll document the process and provide the scripts make this work.

Thanks for reading!

B

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1 comment so far

  1. Jose on

    Hi,

    Just decided to stop in and check your blog after you posted a reply trying to help me out with a problem with my 1600 card on the Sage forums.

    Looking forward to reading more on your TV topics since i am also a TV Aholic and trying to switch to Sage completely and always looking for advise from the veterans.

    Thanks


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