One of these days, I’m going to get around to setting up a MythTV box at home. I love my TiVos, but I lost another hard drive on the living room box last week, and there are so many things that they Just Can’t Do. Like rip all of the kids’ DVDs so I can put them in storage, next to the CDs, so the kids can’t scratch them anymore. Like burning programs onto DVDs. Like playing AAC-encoded audio. Like sharing video between units in a reasonable manner.

I found another thing to add to the list today: TiVos can’t download programs via BitTorrent, either. Go check out Torrentocracy–it’s a MythTV plugin that lets you download content directly onto your TV. Deeply cool concept, but I don’t have any way to test the execution yet. Give me a few more months, and I’ll report back.