Freevo is an Open Source Home Theater PC software that integrates DVR/PVR functionality along with gaming, music, video, home automation among others. It is written in Python and uses master softwares like VLC. With Freevo, you have access to the weather and news updates, store music, videos and photos, play games and stay up to date with your podcast. You can also pause and record TV based on on-line TV guide
Freevo is the perfect alternative to the other Open Source MythTV and is a must have app for media neophytes. You can download the latest version here. You can see a gist of Freevo in action in the video below.