Thursday, 28 December 2006

GB-PVR Personal Video Recorder

GB-PVR is a fully featured PVR (Personal Video Recorder), that allows you to schedule TV recordings and view/pause live TV. Furthermore GB-PVR can also be used as a real media center, which means yo will be able to watch movies, listen to music, view pictures and listen to FM radio. GB-PVR supports specialist hardware decoders such as Sigma Designs XCard, Hauppauge PVR350 and Hauppauge MediaMVP. GB-PVR supports multiple tuners, thus you will be able to record more multiple channels at the same time.

GB-PVR needs Windows 2000/XP with Microsoft .NET v2.0 runtime and MDAC2.6 installed.
The currently supported TV Tuner cards, are:
  • Hauppauge PVR250, PVR250MCE, PVR350, PVR USB2, PVR150, PVR150MCE and the dual-tuner PVR500MCE;
  • ATI Theatre 550 Pro;
  • Emuzed Maui-I, Emuzed Maui-II, Emuzed Maui-III;
  • DVB-T and DVB-S devices with BDA drivers like Hauppauge Nova-S,Hauppauge Nova-T, Hauppauge Nova-T USB2, Pinnacle MediaCenter 300i, Twinhan DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C, FireDTV DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C, Dvico Fusion DVB-T, V-Box DTT-150, Blockgold GDI DVB-T, Lifeview FlyDVB-T and others;
  • GO7007SB based capture devices, such as Plextor PX-M402U, Plextor PX-TV402U and Lifeview TV Walker
GB-PVR is free to download (but not open source: the core engine code is not publicly available) nonetheless plug-ins can be developed in C#, VB.NET or C++; you can visit the developers forum; plus you can browse through extra skins and plugins that can be found on the wikiPlugins. This user supported and documented wiki, where everyone is encouraged to participate in making this collection of documents complete, clear and concise. No password are needed to access this site.

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