July 19, 2005
Meedio TV Release Date: July 27th
I just received an email announcement that Meedio will release their much anticipated DVR software, Meedio TV which seamlessly integrates with their other products. Among the features they list:
- FREE integrated Electronic Program Guide (EPG) with listings from Tribune Media Services.
- Support for third-party EPG services based on XMLTV.
- Multi-tuner viewing, timeshifting and recording with conflict detection.
- Search and browse recorded programs by time, channel, keyword,
title, cast, or any custom-defined categories. Leverage the full power
of the Meedio platform to customize the experience that fits you best.
- Search scheduled broadcasts by time, by channel, by title, by keyword, or by cast and credits.
- Recordings automatically added to the Meedio media library.
- Supports external tuners through composite and S-Video inputs.
- One-time or repeating recordings with repeat detection and prioritization.
- Records in a background process when Meedio is not running.
- Auto-delete recordings, manage hard drive space, and create recording quality profiles.
- On-screen configuration wizard.
- Manages special European channel and frequency assignments.
- When used with Meedio Essentials, provides a seamless and
fully customizable interface to digital photos, music, movies, news,
weather, games and over 200 application plugins.
I've always been impressed with Meedio's sleek user interface. This should really be a great addition to their product line.
July 12, 2005
HackingNetflix.com has some interesting screenshots he grabbed from Netflix showing something called the Netflix Player. It will be interesting to see if this is a downloadable movie service whether it will be just using a Tivo or whether it will include support for other hardware.
(Hat Tip: PVRBlog.com)
$99 ConvertX PX-TV100U PVR with SageTV Lite
Via Build Your Own PVR.com, Plextor and SageTV are offering a new $99 product including a USB driven Capture Card with Divx support and a lite version of SageTV, breaking the $100 price level in the process.
Sounds like a great entry for those people who want to dip their toe in the build your own PVR waters.