This is something that seriously needs to happen. Obviously, they (tivo) have their costs way down due to the only somewhat powerful thing on the board really being the decoder hardware. And look how fluid it behaves. I remember when I was playing with Tivo/DirecTivo boxes and it was always impressive how you could dump a load of tasks on it from the console and it has zero effect on the main video output, you know? Most of these boxes were BCM7317KPB1 (KBP9 for the DirecTivo) and had the BCM7040KQL MPEG-2 encoder on the stand-alone boxes. Think these were SD and the 7401 was the HD version if I am not mistaken.Spulit wrote:Anyone here tried to deploy Minimyth on a MIPS 32 platform (with a Broadcom BCM7401 chipset), similar to the TiVo? Do you know if MythTV supports this hardware?
IMO Myth/MiniMyth have technically surpassed Tivo, but can you imagine how much of a competitive product it would make for both geeks and non-geeks alike if a company took on the role of sales/support (mainly for the non-geeks but also to make the parts available to geeks at a lower cost due to the quantities).