The following is a comparison guide for popular DVR (digital video recorder
, sometimes PVR, personal video recorder) software packages.
Basic general information for popular DVR
(PVR) software packages.
Porting MythTV to Windows is under development.<br> There is also a Windows Home Server Edition
Digital/Personal Video Recorder (DVR / PVR) features
Information about what common and prominent DVR features are implemented natively (without third-party add-ons).
1. The Personalized Intelligent Recording and Scheduling feature, similar to TiVo
enables the PVR application to record programs based on past viewing habits and interests.<br/>2. Windows Media Center
has the ability to skip commercials
automatically after installing an external plug-in called "" (which is not supported by Microsoft
) or "Lifextender" .<br/>3. MythTV
has the ability to perform Personalized Intelligent Recording and Scheduling after installing an external plug-in called "" or "" (neither of which are supported by MythTV
).<br/>4. Windows Media Center
supports CableCard when used on CableLabs certified OEM Hardware. Windows 7 Media Center supports CableCard on any hardware that passes the Digital Cable Advisor tool in MCE. <br/>5. Supports over-the-air epg when using cards/boxes which support this functionality, and in areas where such a service is available. Also supports XMLTV programme data is provided by... Read More