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Buy a stand alone PVR or a card for my PC?

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC' started by DAN0, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. DAN0

    DAN0 Member

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    Anyone using a PC as a PVR or DVR with a satilite receiver? What's your setup? How is it working? Is it worth it or should I just buy a PVR.

    Thanks
     
  2. seamonkey

    seamonkey Regular member

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    heck yea!

    why pay for Tivo/pvr when you can do it for free (or just the cost of a card and software!)

    hehe..

    anywho..

    i'd recommend a tv tuner card (with built in mpeg hardware encoder) and using either SageTV or BeyondTV to run as the frontend PVR software.

    I use SageTV and love it!! has intelligent recording, tons of awesome add-ons (great power user/customizing forum too!), program guide, and tons more...

    peace
    seamonkey420
     
  3. rebootjim

    rebootjim Active member

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    Or do it for the cost of a card, and free software.
    GB-PVR or Mediaportal.
     

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