Andrew Connell

JavaHMO... a good alternative to TiVo Server for HMO

Got TiVo & HomeMediaOption? Don't you think the TiVo Server is limiting? I'm a .NET junkie, but I swayed to the other side for one app: JavaHMO. Wow... talk about a nice server. Installed it this morning and configured the whole thing in less than 10 minutes. VERY cool! Current version is 1.1, but I'll surely be adding the RSS news feed for this project to NewsGator! Update 1/31/2004: Well, I have to say I love the app, but it takes so dang long to load images... I've switched back to TiVo Publisher for now. JavaHMO... don't you implement caching? I'll have to look at v1.2 that's supposed to be released soon. Update 2/4/2004: I got a build version of v1.2 from the author of the app.... still not fast enough for me. Biggest feature used on TiVo HMO is the streaming music, and it just takes JavaHMO too long to show lists. I've reverted back (and didn't impress many people at the SuperBowl party)....

Got TiVo & HomeMediaOption? Don’t you think the TiVo Server is limiting? I’m a .NET junkie, but I swayed to the other side for one app: JavaHMO . Wow… talk about a nice server. Installed it this morning and configured the whole thing in less than 10 minutes. VERY cool! Current version is 1.1, but I’ll surely be adding the RSS news feed for this project to NewsGator!

Update 1/31/2004:

Well, I have to say I love the app, but it takes so dang long to load images… I’ve switched back to TiVo Publisher for now. JavaHMO… don’t you implement caching? I’ll have to look at v1.2 that’s supposed to be released soon.

Update 2/4/2004:

I got a build version of v1.2 from the author of the app…. still not fast enough for me. Biggest feature used on TiVo HMO is the streaming music, and it just takes JavaHMO too long to show lists. I’ve reverted back (and didn’t impress many people at the SuperBowl party).

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.