Notice the top line in the window image? SageTV will run in a window or in full screen (not showing any title line). This image is actually from SageTV Placeshifter. It requires a paid license, but you can install Placeshifter on multiple computers and share the license (the license applies to simultaneous use, and you can buy more Placeshifter licenses, if you want to run Placeshifter simultaneously on multiple computers).
Great trick – I did this – Instead of just watching a football game on the family TV, use SageTV to record a football game, and watch it on the family TV with a 20-30 second delay from real time. Then, start SageTV Placeshifter to watch in real time on your computer — and start predicting the plays “before” they happen on the TV.
Making the mental switchover to the new interface is easy – it’s design is obvious.
Making the actual upgrade was equally easy. Stop the SageTV software. Run the installer. Start SageTV. Done.
By the way, I’m running Windows 7 Professional on my HTPC with SageTV. I know it’s got Windows Media Center built into it, but I have no interest in using Windows Media Center. I like SageTV much better.
I had waited a while to do the upgrade because I often use the user-written add-on SageTV Webserver to access my HTPC remotely, but it still indicated that it only worked through version 6.26.
Finally, I found that the new SageTV v7 workes with add-on’s in a different manner, and that the new version of SageTV Webserver is available of installation from within SageTV. The new version handles them as plug-in’s from within the SageTV interface.
I hesitated no longer. Now, I’m sorry I waited…