[vdr] 10 Year Anniversary of VDR

Niels Wagenaar n.wagenaar at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 23 10:54:31 CET 2010

Congratulations VDR, Klaus and every person who contributed to VDR in
any way possible!

I can honestly say that about 2 years ago I didn't use VDR, because I
thought it required a Full DVB card. But since I wanted to watch HDTV,
I decided to gamble and buy a HTPC instead. So that I could be more
flexible, it was cheaper then a dedicated HDTV receiver (which in
total costed me more then I anticipated, but hobby costs money anyway)
and it was more future proof. In the beginning I started using some
awkward Windows applications (MCE, Media portal, DVB Viewer Pro) and
Myth TV, but it wasn't quite what I wanted and I was planning to sell
my HTPC. Then I discovered that I could use VDR in combination with a
softdevice-plugin, I've never gone back to other options. Ok, I still
test some new hard- and software but still I keep coming back to VDR.
And yes, that's a major compliment :).


Niels Wagenaar

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Klaus Schmidinger
<Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de> wrote:
> It has been exactly 10 years since version 0.01 of VDR (originally
> named "OSM" - On Screen Menu) was released.
> I want to use the occasion to thank everybody who has contributed
> to VDR, but also those who simply use VDR in their every day life.
> I for one couldn't imagine watching tv without VDR any more. Special
> thanks go to the people running the VDR-Portal (www.vdr-portal.de).
> Originally I intended to release version 2.0 of VDR at the 10th
> anniversary, but as ever so often, I ran out of time. But I'm still
> on it - stability comes before deadlines ;-)
> I hope you don't think I'm blowing my own horn here, I just didn't
> want the date to pass by without a remark...
> Klaus
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