SageTV to bring place-shifting to linux

SageTV creates PVR type software for both Windows and Linux. But now they will be bringing place-shifting to their linux suite. Place shifting is basically the idea behind Sling Media’s Slingbox, where you can watch recorded television anywhere you are on a feed from your machine. This creates a whole new market of mobile devices that are ready for television without actually feeding a live feed.
Via GigaOm

  • I’m getting tempted to try SageTV, Freevo, or MythTV, since TiVo still doesn’t have their HD box.

  • I’m getting tempted to try SageTV, Freevo, or MythTV, since TiVo still doesn’t have their HD box.

  • ratchet actually has the Windows version of SageTV when it first came out. Works okay, although subject to crashing. I believe he’s considering SageTV linux now.
    I along with some other people from Greensboro Linux User Group have installed MythTV and Freevo without too many issues. MythTV back in the day was hell in a handbasket to get working correctly with the 2.6 kernel along with the Hauppauge 250/350 cards. It’s not so bad now.
    Probably going to look into a VIA board with MythTV later on since I’m not about to shell out ~$100 for SageTV.

  • darkmoon

    ratchet actually has the Windows version of SageTV when it first came out. Works okay, although subject to crashing. I believe he’s considering SageTV linux now.
    I along with some other people from Greensboro Linux User Group have installed MythTV and Freevo without too many issues. MythTV back in the day was hell in a handbasket to get working correctly with the 2.6 kernel along with the Hauppauge 250/350 cards. It’s not so bad now.
    Probably going to look into a VIA board with MythTV later on since I’m not about to shell out ~$100 for SageTV.

  • Yeah, SageTV is cool… I’m using it in a 4-tuner setup with DirecTV and it works pretty good. You need decent machines to front-end it but once set up it’s very sweet.
    I have set it to store my dvd collection, mp3s, and pictures and now I can watch dvds without having to find the disc… all with the touch of a button (wireless keyboard OR the remote control).
    I’m in process of writing my own remote control for a whole-house type deal that will control sage and some other software (zoneminder comes to mind). The software can be used on a wifi enabled handheld (iPaq)… which means you’ve got all sorts of options.
    It wasn’t cheap and it took a while to get the kinks worked out, but it’s better than MythTV (imho) and a great alternative as any tv can watch any stream at any time… all from ONE server (so no transfering of files to watch them on another unit).

  • Yeah, SageTV is cool… I’m using it in a 4-tuner setup with DirecTV and it works pretty good. You need decent machines to front-end it but once set up it’s very sweet.
    I have set it to store my dvd collection, mp3s, and pictures and now I can watch dvds without having to find the disc… all with the touch of a button (wireless keyboard OR the remote control).
    I’m in process of writing my own remote control for a whole-house type deal that will control sage and some other software (zoneminder comes to mind). The software can be used on a wifi enabled handheld (iPaq)… which means you’ve got all sorts of options.
    It wasn’t cheap and it took a while to get the kinks worked out, but it’s better than MythTV (imho) and a great alternative as any tv can watch any stream at any time… all from ONE server (so no transfering of files to watch them on another unit).