MythTV: The Free DVR

Not really that revolutionary a blog article, but a good refresher or beginner if you've never heard of MythTV, which is a fantastic open source HTPC software solution. Only problem it's on Linux, which is not the easiest thing in the world to learn. 

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For the average consumer not versed in the language of Linux, coding, and PC assembly, there's an easier way to have your MythTV and use it, too. Entrepreneurial types like Barbaccia have discovered a niche market selling MythTV-ready media center units to those who can't be bothered to build one on their own. Barbaccia, a senior at Penn State, says he ships about three or four Monolith Media Centers a week. "It started as a project to build my own TiVo," says Barbaccia.