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Just in case you haven't been paying attention, I really like SageTV.  I know it's not for everyone, but I just can't get enough of the flexibilty and control that they've built into the platform.  The pace of change is amazing; so many new features from the development team and huge strides in usability and eye candy from the community, and that's just over the last few months.  I can't wait to see where it will be 6 months from now. 

One of my favorite community driven efforts is fanart.  So I'd like to specifically thank those that made it possible and show some screen caps of their efforts.

AMIS - Jaminben:

The addin replaces the default video details screen, and everything is completely customizable.  When I was testing this out on my client pc, my oldest son asked me why the tv downstairs was cooler than the one upstairs (that didn't have this installed), and he was right; it made the trip upstairs that night.

Grouped TV - Jaminben:

Ben created something special here.  And these two screens don't capture even 1/2 of the slick functionality of this addin, which replaces the grouped tv display screen.  Pressing "right" from the titles slides out some panel that lets you cycle through the different fanart elements (posters, banners, & backgrounds), select prefered elements, and retrieve metadata (using BMT).

Movie Wall - PluckyHD:

This is a video browser replacement addin.  There's also a really cool list view pivot which shows the details and background, but I like this view for browsing.

Of course none of this would mean anything if it weren't for Mike (MeInMaui - SageMC) and Sean (Stuckless - BMT* / Phoenix API)  because they provided the plumbing to make it all go.

Thanks for bringing the bling :)

* a completely automated fanart and metadata retrieval tool

Published Apr 30 2009, 08:06 PM by babgvant
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Hey thanks for the blog. The new version will have some really nice changes/additions.

Also thanks for brining me over to Sagetv wether or not you know it your blogs helped me give it a whirl.

May 1, 2009 6:48 AM
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