I'm not sure my box qualifies as a HTPC, but it is a nice setup. Athlon 1.1 GHtz 512 MB RAM (PC 133) WinPVR 350 (using S-Video in) ATI Radeon 64 DDR ViVo 60 GB HD (for OS and programs) 120 GB HD (for video, tv) Reciever: Sony Sat B55 (controlled from the computer via a standard serial cable -- DB9-DB9, male-female). TV Capture: SnapStream 3.3 Editing: Pinnacle Studio 8.10.4 DVD Burning: Sony 500AX I'll use this box when I'm at home for desktop usage (if I don't have something scheduled to record). Since SnapStream has a nice TV schedule website -- I can schedule recordings remotely. It does most recording while I'm asleep at night or when I am at work. My only problem is I'm recording faster than I can watch and delete or archive to DVD. Sorta a good problem to have.