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I am so lost!

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC' started by Shrug1964, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Shrug1964

    Shrug1964 Member

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    OK, I am so lost and I know this forum is filled with geniuses! So maybe you can help.

    I will list what I have, what I want to get, and what I want to do. Maybe somebody can help me design something and give me some instructions.

    What I have

    46" LCD HDTV
    Sony surround sound system
    A current PC with Windows 7 (64 bit)
    Xbox 360
    Nintendo WII
    A DirecTV HD-DVR (though I am dumping DirecTV, I get to keep the box)
    Full house WIFI
    Netflix
    DVD Player

    What I am going to get
    One of the following:
    - Roku
    - Logitech Revue
    - Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player

    What I want to do

    I no longer want to be tied to satellite or cable. I want to use my Netflix and GoogleTV and my DVD player. That should cover the whole of my TV watching.

    I want to be able to record Netflix and GoogleTV.

    I have several DirecTV boxes that I am willing to mod if I need to.

    If anyone could give me some clear, concise instructions, I would be very grateful.

    I am currently stuck at home while awaiting a liver transplant, so I have plenty of time to set this up. I just can not work out how it should all go together.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Shrug1964

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    Somebody? Anybody? Help! Old guy here needs the assistance of your fresh young minds!
     
  3. nownthen

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    Netflix is on demand so I wouldn't bother to try to record any of that. GoogleTv without a cable or satellite doesn't require any recording as that content will be on demand as well.

    A lot of shows can be found on the internet in a flash format that can be captured and saved to your computer.

    If you want to keep a lot of media there is always downloading. There are both legitimate methods (Itunes) and not so legitimate ones (peer to peer filesharing).
     

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