TomsHardware.com is a great site that is always up on the latest and greatest stuff you can do with computer hardware. Last month Tom showed how to use software, some clever networking, and getting the right hardware to capture your favorite TV show in digital format. What this all means is that there’s a way to watch recorded TV on a Pocket PC device, anytime, anywhere. Cool factor 10.0/10.0!
Here’s the leadin to the story and a link to the full article at the end:
Most of us have heard or read about, and probably drooled over, TiVo, ReplayTV and other expensive Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), also known as Digital Video Recorders (DVRs). And most of us have probably wondered if there exists software that could run on our current PCs and accomplish the same thing for a more modest investment. After all, TV is inherently just bits, and bits can be manipulated in software. SnapStream PVS is a piece of software that aims to fill this price/performance gap, and also adds some unique features of its own.
The holy grail of TV viewing from a consumer perspective is, of course, easy-to-use time-shifting, including commercial skip — or, “If I already pay for the content stream, I should be able to do with it as I please.” This includes archiving and viewing on devices other than a TV set. Let’s see if SnapStream PVS comes anywhere close to this goal.
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