Freevo: Freedom For Your TV (16 tags)
PVRs may be the next big thing in home entertainment, but relying on a closed box leaves you few options for customization. The Freevo project is building a platform for developing television-aware applications, whether recording, timeshifting, or general-purpose mayhem. Howard Wen explains the Freevo project and interviews its developers.
Television Listings and XMLTV (16 tags)
On a quest to build a DIY personal video recorder, Kyle Downey gets to grips with XMLTV, a toolkit for screen-scraping TV listings data into XML.
Clever Tricks with MythTV (14 tags)
Building your own personal video recorder means that you can avoid manufacturer- or broadcaster-enforced restrictions. That's not all, though. John Littler presents some clever ideas on what you can accomplish with a MythTV box, some free time, and a little work.