SnapStream Beyond TV 3.5 released!
Beyond TV isÂ software that turns your home PC into a personal video recorder (PVR — pronounced “PEE-ver”,Â rhymes with ‘beaver’) thatÂ records your selected television/satellite/cable programsÂ to your computer’s hard drive and plays them back at your convenience. You can schedule shows over the internet, mark commercials, record one show or the whole season, watch one recorded show while recording another, set ‘scouts’ to alert you when a show is on, and much more… If you install multiple tuner cards into your computer, you can record multiple shows at one time (all while watching another recording at the same time) — even on modest computer hardware.
I’ve been a beta-tester for SnapStream since November 2002 and have contributed several suggestions that have been implemented. The folks working on the product are a great bunch with a sincere interest in creating the best solution they can.
Beyond TV has truly changed the way we watch television in our house. For one thing, it’s more efficient — we can watch a half-hour show in about 24 minutes with all the commercials skipped. Frequently, even if we’re home, we’ll “let the PVR get it” and watch the show later, skipping commercials. A friend that has a TiVo told me that the quality of the recorded showsÂ is better than what they get with their TiVo.
If you’ve wanted to view television on your schedule (instead of trying to be home to watch a show when it’s broadcast), SnapStream’s Beyond TV 3.5 is the product for you. If you’ve got questions about SnapStream Beyond TV, please let me know.