SageTV for WHS

If you’ve been reading my blog lately you’ll know I’m installing SageTV for WHS. The idea is to eventually have Freeview (for those outside Britain its free-to-air Digital TV) on all PC’s and Tv in the house come through WHS.

Now the Website isn’t entirely clear on exactly how SageTv 6 integrates with WHS.

Does it use the console? Does it run as a service (a big thing for WHS software since no-one is logged in most of the time)? How does it deal with the WHS folder structure? Does PlaceShifter integrate with the Remote Website?And a million and one other questions.

Now I was just browsing through the feature list for SageTv and it is impressive.

Here are my favorites:

    Multiple Tuner Support
    Record two or more shows at the same time! No limits to the number of tuners allowed. I can’t seem to find a card with more than two tuners so expandability is great.

    SageTV Studio Development Kit (learn more)
    Let’s you customize or develop new applications for SageTV . Need I say more?

    Support for multiple formats across multiple tuners (can mix MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/DivX hardware encoders). Better and better.

    Favorites ManagerTM
    Never miss your favorite shows whether it’s first runs, re-runs, or all episodes. This is good since I currently have Google Calendar remind me of shows 🙂 .

Sounds too good to be true. I’ll let you know how it plays out when I get it. It might be soon, it might not. Stay tuned.