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SageTV was one of the original streaming companies, with a DVR box, home theater PC software and even a Sling-like place-shifting app. But since Google acquired it in 2011, all that technology has been off the market and limited to Google Fiber TV boxes. Now, SageTV founder (and current Google emp...

March 16th 2015 at 7:08am 0 Comments
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Even as Google is planning to bring its Fiber internet and TV service to more areas, it's working on making it better. Dave Zatz points out an FCC listing for what looks like a second generation version of the Fiber TV set-top box. We're still not sure what exactly is inside but the listing mentio...

June 17th 2014 at 11:41pm 0 Comments
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The Recorded TV HD app for Media Center users debuted earlier this year, bringing the ability to sort saved TV shows by genre or personalized favorites list with additional metadata pulled in automatically. Today, developer Mark Terborg released v1.4.18, which adds a Sage TV-style commercial brea...

August 2nd 2011 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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One of the big questions after news broke that Google had acquired SageTV and the store shut down was what would happen to the community, but now at least one bone has been thrown existing users way. GeekTonic points out a post on the official forums with updates that will bring the most recent v...

June 27th 2011 at 8:24pm 0 Comments
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In what may be an interesting development for the future of Google TV, the folks at Mountain View have purchased SageTV. The HTPC software has been doing its media center thing on multiple platforms since 2002, and according to a note on its homepage the developers "believe our ideas will reach a...

June 18th 2011 at 7:37pm 0 Comments
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The last time we checked in on SageTV the HTPC frontend was just hitting version 7 last spring, but just a few days ago it upgraded to a new public beta, version 7.1.7. It's had a slew of fixes and tweaks over the last few months and GeekTonic points out some of them including Channel Logos provide...

May 2nd 2011 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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It wasn't that long ago that recording HD from just about any source on a PC was cost prohibitive. Then along came Hauppauge's HD PVR and while it isn't without its issues and limitations, it gets the job done at an affordable price. One of those limitations is the rather large external enclosure a...

January 7th 2011 at 12:06am 0 Comments
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With 2010 quickly winding down, we figure most of you have switched from simply watching whatever's on TV to your own choice of recorded shows by now, but we're wondering how you do it. Do you keep it simple and take the box offered by your cable/satellite/IPTV provider, have you upgraded to a thir...

December 19th 2010 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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If you you've ever used any automatic commercial skipping technology you know that it isn't 100 percent accurate. We remember our old ReplayTV 4080 had a button on the remote just to disable the feature when it incorrectly identified part of our favorite show as a commercial. You'd hit it and then...

August 2nd 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We're big fans of HTPCs around here, but admit that when it comes to 10-foot user interfaces that we're pretty superficial. It isn't that we always believe in form over function, not at all. It is just that we're willing to sacrifice a some features for a little eye candy and overall usability. Thi...

May 19th 2010 at 8:02pm 0 Comments