Free Technology in the Living Room
MythTV is a freedom softare project that puts YOU in control of your digital life. By turning standard PC hardware into a networked, cable/satelite connected Personal Home Entertainment System, you can literally sit on your couch and surf the internet while recording a show, and even video phone a friend across the globe - for free (or the price of your internet connection).
What is it again?[edit | edit source]
- What is MythTV?
- MythTV is an open source PVR project. In addition to the traditional PVR functions, it has the following (official) modules
- MythArchive: Allows you to create DVDs of recorded shows1
- MythBrowser: Browse the Internet from your couch.
- MythDVD: DVD player and backup
- MythGallery: Image viewer and slide show module.
- MythGame: Frontend for various emulators and PC games.
- MythMusic: Store and listen to your music collection.
- MythNews: RSS newsfeed module.
- MythPhone: Video conference from your couch.
- MythVideo: Frontend for playing videos (MPEGs, XVID, etc) files.
- MythWeather: Frontend for getting the weather forecast.
- MythWeb: Control various aspects of MythTV from a web browser.
More modules are available as 3rd-party modules.
My Build[edit | edit source]
I am putting together the components and Building a MythTV Home Theater
FAQ and Manuals[edit | edit source]
http://www.mysettopbox.tv/pamphlet.html is the complete KnoppMyth Pamphlet
Vendors[edit | edit source]
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