I've read all the specs I could find on the web and haven't yet determined if the OSD does playback itself or requires a separate device. Does it playback?
What I am actually looking for is basically a VCR that doesn't use tape. I just want to be able to record my TV shows to hard drive ( or other large storage ) and play them back. I do realize the OSD is currently Beta/Gamma and don't mind tweaking it. Reminds me a lot of the OpenWRT project ( http://openwrt.org
) and I really like playing with that.
Is the OSD designed for my intended purpose? If not, any suggestions for the "extra device" needed to play back to TV or other products that are designed for my intended purpose?
I also don't want to have a noisy computer in my living room, don't want to pay a subscription service fee like with TiVo and strongly prefer opensource and linux based products.