Wednesday, November 22, 2006

DIY Home Theater

Last night I realized that I am using a VCR that is older than my oldest child, and she hits the double digits next year.

I'm getting old.

Rather than wallow in self pity, though, I decided to focus my energy into something productive. It's time to do away with the elderly analog VCR and try building a Home Theater PC. I've been thinking about this for quite some time, and believe it's time to give it a go.

Although I don't have the specifics worked out, I am certain that MythTV will be a component of the final mix. This is a free, Tivo-like package that does not require a subscription.

Besides, I think that getting my Asterisk system working is going to take awhile. I need to have a success of some sort in the meantime.