Saturday, August 13, 2005

MediaREADY 5000 to run SageTV on Linux

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First time ever a company will present a Linux powered HTPC. MediaREADY 5000 will run SageTV, very popular and powerful software.

Here are the highlights of this merged effort:
  • Complete personal video recording, without subscription fees, for recording TV shows to the 5000’s internal hard drive, including the ability to pause and rewind live TV, record a whole season of shows, and automatically record new shows in the user’s favorite categories (such as Reality shows) based on previous recording patterns.
  • A comprehensive electronic program guide that simplifies TV program recording by displaying channel, title, and other descriptive program information, and also enables searching and recording of favorite shows using the guide information.
  • MP3, DVD, CD, Karaoke DVD, and photo playback and management, including the ability to access digital files from the MediaREADY’s hard drive, home-network PCs, and connected peripherals such as MP3 players and digital cameras; play them on the connected TV; rip CDs to the unit’s hard drive; burn video, TV shows, music, and more onto CD or DVD discs; access music play lists by artist or album, and so on.
  • High-speed Internet browsing, email access and online gaming on the connected TV, including full-screen DVD-quality video and audio streaming.
  • Media-on-Demand capabilities, allowing consumers to access DVD-quality video programming through the MediaREADY Content Delivery Network.
  • Optional connectivity to the home computer network through a built-in Ethernet connection or plug in PCMCIA wireless card, making it possible to access digital media files stored on the household’s PCs.
Pretty nice, eh!

Source: HTPCNews

Filed with tags: MediaReady, Linux HTPC, SageTV

Posted by Mike at 4:38 PM

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