XBox as a DVR

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SirAlucard
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XBox as a DVR

Post by SirAlucard » Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:09 pm

I was wondering if there was anyway of turning my XBox into a dedicated DVR and adding something like Freevo or something similar. I know there are USB tuners out there but does anyone know if there are linux drivers for any of these tuners and if it can even be done. I dont care about playing games or anything else on it. I think going this route would be cheaper than buying another TIVO.

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Re: XBox as a DVR

Post by Tsuroerusu » Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:32 am

SirAlucard wrote:I was wondering if there was anyway of turning my XBox into a dedicated DVR and adding something like Freevo or something similar. I know there are USB tuners out there but does anyone know if there are linux drivers for any of these tuners and if it can even be done. I dont care about playing games or anything else on it. I think going this route would be cheaper than buying another TIVO.
Dude the Xbox doesn't have the power for that!
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XBox as a DVR

Post by SirAlucard » Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:14 pm

yeah, your probably right but the tivo is pretty weak too. I thought if TIVO units can handle it, so should the xbox. Oh well, I was just hoping.

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Post by clpalmer » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:01 pm

If you can find a USB HW MPEG2 encoder, I imagine the xbox could take care of the rest, but I'm not sure if they exist.

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:07 pm

All USB tv cards are h/w mpeg2 encoders, there's no way you could get the video down the cable any other way, there just isn't the bandwidth
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