I've been fascinated with building my own PVR for a while, been kicking around what to do for a while. I'm really drawn to MYTH TV, especially with the Front end/Back End split. Finally decided to do go for it. The big question is what to use. I want a Front End that can replace the jumble of stuff in my front room. So what to do?
While Apple makes beautiful stuff, they are a bit to authoritarian for me. At least in Base Configurations. turns out the Apple TV is eminently hackable. And I can hack it without removing the base OS... In other words, my family can have a working Video Player while I hack away, and cobble together a Myth Backend.