Hey Tivo fans, go check this out. It has automatic commercial detection!! It also looks like you can have more than one box doing recordings and from the client you can choose to watch shows off of either server. Looks like I know what my next “at home” project is going to be. J
If you like TiVo, but really want more freedom to tinker than TiVo gives you, head on over to MythTV, a homebrew personal video recorder (PVR) project. I have a friend who has MythTV server (running on Gentoo Linux) in his attic with 1Tb of storage and diskless front end systems based on VIA EPIA-M motherboards. He can store almost a year of TV or 1000 movies and watch them anywhere in the house. After all, its just data.
[Windley's Enterprise Computing Weblog]