MythTV Invades Realm of Cable and TiVo

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In 2002, amidst a bulky, advertising-laden digital television experience, programmer Isaac Richards took matters into his own hands -- he began to build his own digital video recorder system from scratch.

Now known as the MythTV project ( http://www.mythtv.com/ ), Richards's effort to create DVR systems from commonly available computer components and the Linux open-source operating system, is gaining traction on the Internet.

MythTV recorders function much like the popular TiVo digital video recorder in that they schedule recordings, rewind, fast forward, pause and play live video as well as perform most of the functions of a desktop PC.

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