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chrisroge » November 1st, 2012, 9:00 am wrote:If this were strictly about an open source project I would completely agree with you, I'd be 100% wrong to show impatience waiting for the feature I care about... but the Xios is a commercial product and that is where the usual "when we get to it we will let you know" attitude probably should change.
aasoror » November 1st, 2012, 7:34 am wrote:
XIOS is indeed a commercial product but the XBMC is not .. distinction should be very clear.
"when we get to it we will let you know" attitude fits pretty nicely in the grand scheme of things (as of right now), its very clear that you are supporting an ongoing project (you can tell its ongoing by checking the commit log in the source code, these commits might not be relevant to everyone, but these are the ones deemed important by the developers), when in "alpha/beta" your priorities is actually nothing near "support every single customer wish and commit yourself to a deadline which you might/might not be able to meet", priorities are to iron out as many bugs as it possible and get the "base" release in a good shape. Priority goes to where the return is maximized, fix 10 bugs or spend the very same time investigating PVR (assuming all it takes is time, which is actually not true, there are some driver issues involved that actually requires collaboration with chipset manufacturer, as indicated several posts above).
The good thing is being already in XBMC mainline, it should be doable (once everything related is resolved), there is no ETA because there is currently no plans to address PVR (promises better not made than made and be broken).
chrisroge » November 2nd, 2012, 9:51 am wrote:I guess I struck a nerve.
for me, PVR is the only reason I would need or want to use XBMC/Xios because it allows me to eliminate the ongoing pain of dealing with the cable company POS PVR...
in the end I suppose XBMC/Xios is more focused on delivering media content which is streamed or already exists on the LAN rather than being a PVR...
so perhaps I just purchased the wrong product and should return my Xios boxes... perhaps a better choice for someone interested in PVR would be to run XBMCbuntu on a plain old PC?
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