Future of Linux PVRs at E*?

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bradleys

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From what I've read, the 721 and 921 are Linux based, but the other E* PVRs are not.

Is this true?

As a future (I'm on Scott's order list) 921 owner, I wonder if it will be the last of the Linux based PVRs from E*.

At work, I run Linux on everything from old PCs to a big mainframe, so I think it's terrific.

Is there some reason that E* isn't using it on all their PVRs?

Maybe it was just cheaper to add another tuner to the 501/508/510 to make a 522?

Or, am I missing something?
 
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I thought 322 and 522 were not running Linux? I like the Linux look and feel screens in the 721.
 
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LarryH

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At least 322 and 522 running Linux too.

Yes, Linux is on 50% of the new Dish models:

Proprietary OS: 111, 311, 510, 811
Linux OS: 322, 522, 721, 921
 
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Chris Freeland

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LarryH said:
Smith said:
At least 322 and 522 running Linux too.

Yes, Linux is on 50% of the new Dish models:

Proprietary OS: 111, 311, 510, 811
Linux OS: 322, 522, 721, 921

Hmmmmmm!!!!! It appears that E* runs Linux os on all two tuner receiver's and their own proprietary os on their single tuner receiver's. :)
 
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bradleys

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It would be interesting to know if it's their own OS, or one of the embedded OSes like http://www.windriver.com/.

If Wind River is good enough for the Mars Rover, it ought to be good enough for satellite TV. They also have DirecTV on their customer list.

I'm pleased that the 921 isn't an orphan, at least as far as operating systems are concerned.
 

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