View Full Version : DVR support
October 29th, 2008, 12:56 AM
any thoughts of doing a full media center with dvr and cable tv playback to replace windows media center? in the works or not going to go there or possibility down the road?
I personally, once it gets on to windows, would like to use this to replace my windows media center.
October 29th, 2008, 04:20 AM
try out the windows version when it becomes available ..we are always adding features as well as content ...
September 28th, 2010, 08:40 PM
I see this request was from several years ago. Does Boxee now work like a DVR?
September 28th, 2010, 08:40 PM
No, it does not.
September 28th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Are there any plans for this? Seems like it would be fairly easy, the content is coming to the PC now. I am asking as a HD DVR Satellite user tired of paying tons of cash for what really boils down to a few simple desires.
A. DVR that will record my shows that I can watch at my Leisure.
B. HD for my HD TV.
C. Ability to record shows on the major networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, Fox.
I have boxee intstalled and love it so far. I have my HTC Evo running the Android App to make it a remote and it is SLICK. I have plenty of hardware to handle it, Quad Core I7, 12 gigs ram, 1.75 Terabytes local storage. It would be SO Awesome if I could record then watch my shows. :D
September 28th, 2010, 09:07 PM
By the way thanks for the quick reply. :)
September 28th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Are there any plans for this? Seems like it would be fairly easy, the content is coming to the PC now.
The original question/request in this thread was for DVR features to legally record/timeshift content paid for via cable/satellite provider.
September 28th, 2010, 11:19 PM
I dont see why that would be true, I can get Over the Air Digital/HD and record via Windows Media Center all day long for free without any "Cable" or "Satellite". Seems like they could work it out same data, free to view you know. :D
September 28th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Sorry, I should have included OTA in the list above, free that it is.
September 28th, 2010, 11:45 PM
NP, I still dont get why they (Hulu and all other parties) couldnt come up with some method to allow us to record the shows so we can watch them when we want. Heck force the videos to be in some format that wont allow us to make copies. I see there are ways to record their videos, I just want to be legal as my usage and my intent is legal. If it werent for stupid software pirates...
September 29th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Hulu's (and others') business model revolves specifically around you not being able to save/record their content. It has nothing to do with piracy or pirates but everything to do with fixed visions of dollars on Hulu's part.
If you like OTA, then use OTA. It's going to be much higher quality than any streaming service will ever be (at least within the next 5 years), it's free, it's day-and-date and you can skip over the commercials.
Personally, I don't use Boxee to play back any internet-based streaming content at all.
And as far as the OP goes, making Boxee into a DVR... That would need a few more years development time. There are a lot of technical hurdles involved in making a recording product. At this time I don't think it's anything a new product like Boxee should waste time with, since there are already enough established (commercial and free) alternatives available.
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