PC as PVR?
Writes Rafe Needleman in Business2.0: “Most PCs are more powerful than a TiVo, and more connected (to the Internet, to PDAs, etc.). So why not put a TiVo in a PC? This is what SnapStream Media does, with its Personal Video Station software, a TiVo-like program for your computer. But unfortunately, for most people, it’s a nice program that runs on the wrong box.”
Concludes Needleman: “With Microsoft, TiVo, and the cable box companies pushing PVR technology via consumer electronic channels, and into the right rooms (living rooms, not offices), I don’t see a big breakout coming soon for PC-based PVRs.”