October 08, 2004
BeyondTV 3.5 Released!
- Support for multiple tuner cards so you can record multiple programs from multiple sources simultaneously
- The ability to distribute BeyondTV throughout the house via their $39 BeyondTV Link software
- New and improved scheduling features including the ability to search for shows by keyword
- Support for personal video players like the Creative Zen
- Better European support
To show off BeyondTV's new 3.5 features, Snapstream created Medusa, a standard P4 computer with 6 tuner cards attached. While it's a little on the extreme side for even some of us do-it-yourselfers, the Medusa is able to record 6 shows simultaneously without the CPU cracking much of a sweat (ie cpu usage stayed at 22%). They also illustrated a more likely example of two programs being recorded simultaneously in the backroom, while four users streamed different live tv using the BeyondTV link.
For $69.99, Snapstream has put together a powerful product at a really affordable price.
Posted on October 08, 2004
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