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Re: [TV] basic qusetion - ireland, listings, howto?
I'm guessing it's not going to work well on my Linux PVR machine which
is controlled only using a small remote control?
Depends ... it works on a TiVo ;)
OK, I'll bite. How do I use it on a Linux box, or even a TiVo?
Remember no Windows machines allowed to complete this challenge..
Aha - you have clarified the rules ;)
There was no mention of no Windows machines being involved at all .. just
that you have a Linux PVR.
I made the reasonable assumption that if you wanted to make DigiGuide have
an effect on your PVR then you would have a Windows machine somewhere on
Actually, I said, "I'm guessing it's not going to work well on my Linux
PVR machine which
is controlled only using a small remote control?". The emphasis being
"ON" my PVR.
Also, I would disagree about the "reasonable assumption" being that I
have a windows machine. Sure, I have a couple of laptops running
windows, but they are not reliable enough to be running 24x7, and I like
to be able to click on the TV and quickly see what's on right now rather
than having to find some Windoze PC just to check the current tv
listings (would Sky plus boxes sell so well if you couldn't check what's
on without a windows machine...)
Windows drives me nuts actually. This laptop will barely make it
through two-three weeks without a reboot, and it gradually gets sicker
and sicker until I finally have to close everything down and restart
it. The Linux machines are gradually taking over in my house simply
because there is less mucking around, they do what I need to do without
fuss, and they just sit there running all the time.
It's not an blinkered advocacy thing, it's purely a statement that I
find that I "get stuff done" on linux, and waste a lot of time mucking
around on Windows. However, I do have some Windoze software that I
prefer and hence the two laptops, mainly MS Visual Studio, and Adobe
Photoshop. I also have an old SMC wireless 802.11a netcard and I don't
think there is a linux driver (and I can't be bothered to buy an 802.11g
card...). So I'm not a complete convert, just pick the best stuff for
Latest (currently beta) version has a built-in skinnable web server - you
can no doubt imagine the possibilities.
As in: there is a "possibility" that my windows machine might still be
running OK so that I can talk to it via a webbrowser... ;-)
Yeah, I get the idea, wait for the xmltv scraper for the DG...
Thanks for the pointers