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Old 06-22-2011, 09:38 AM   #1  
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Default Thoughts on Google buying SageTV

What's the feeling of those of you that are using SageTV for your HTPC?

What's the conjecture of the effect it may have on Microsoft's plans for WMC?

I don't see Google wanting anything resembling what SageTV has done over the years, but only for integration into TV and mobile media. I don't see them continuing any innovation or even support for the PC HTPC market.

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:30 AM   #2  
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I don't see Google wanting anything resembling what SageTV has done over the years, but only for integration into TV and mobile media. I don't see them continuing any innovation or even support for the PC HTPC market.
Unfortunately, I think you're correct about the PC HTPC market. As long as they don't kill the product and we are able to continue using what we have (even if further development is ended), I can deal with that.
However, if they totally pull the plug on the PC end of things rendering what we have unusable, then it'll be time to look elsewhere. I hope not, because overall SageTV has worked beautifully for me (Win 7 64-bit, Hauppauge HDPVR, FIOS TV).
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Was wondering if anyone on the forum was using Sage and since it's your first post, it may be the case. Really thought we'd get more conversation.

I don't use Sage, but BeyondTV which has already quit developing for the geneeral consumer market, and gone to a search market for business consumers. They do still support their product which still works great for me with OTA. Had thought about Sage if I decide to go to Win7, but not sure if that's in the cards now. These were by far the 2 best PVR software solutions on the market (and no, MCE isn't close).
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Was wondering if anyone on the forum was using Sage and since it's your first post, it may be the case. Really thought we'd get more conversation.

I don't use Sage, but BeyondTV which has already quit developing for the geneeral consumer market, and gone to a search market for business consumers. They do still support their product which still works great for me with OTA. Had thought about Sage if I decide to go to Win7, but not sure if that's in the cards now. These were by far the 2 best PVR software solutions on the market (and no, MCE isn't close).
I don't use a PC PVR but if you mean software solutons including DVRs for OTA or cable or satellite, I have seen enough of those two to know they don't compete with TiVo as the best software solution. I have no idea what Google's plans for SageTV are and it will be interesting to see what if anything Google does.
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