uberGeek : MediaCenter alternative.
Turn your PC into a full-fledged media center with MediaPortal, an open-source alternative to Microsoft's own Media Center Edition OS. MediaPortal can play, record and timeshift TV; play videos and DVDs; run photo slideshows; play your music library and FM radio; show local weather; and much more. In short, it offers everything a good media-center application should, all wrapped in a friendly, attractive interface. The initial tests proved that it's better than SageTV, MythTV and other media-center software. Give it a try. While we are at it, there is similar program called GB-PVR (http://www.gbpvr.com/).