Neuros and DVRupgrade have partnered to bring hackers two new cash money bounties to allow an OSD to synchronize with TiVo's electronic programming guide.
The OSD is primarily used to consolidate all your DVDs and VHS tapes into one box, but, due in large part to it being open source, more adventuresome users are already benefiting from its ability to do so much more (like record live TV, stream YouTube to your TV and music to your stereo, play photo slide shows on TV). And now you can get paid to help it do even more.
From a recent DVRupgrade forums Posting...
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"People love TiVo for its robust program guide and related features, and people love the OSD for the portability of its recordings. So, we've come up with a bounty for a project that combines the best of both devices. Namely for the OSD to piggyback on the TiVo's recording schedule and make portable MPEG-4 recordings of those shows that you choose. It's essentially like having TiVo simultaneously record onto a portable device at the same time that its recording to its hard drive. With no file transfer or conversion, you could have all your favorite shows automatically on your laptop, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry or whatever portable device you prefer. Ultimately, this functionality would be perfect for commuters, road-warriors or anyone that spends their days on the go."