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unifiedtheory
05-14-2006, 04:27 PM
I have a DVR/PVR question for all you techies.

I want to build my own. "Why build your own when you can buy one?" Well, in Canada it is not that simple. My cable carrier offers a PVR but the cost ($749.00) is rediculous in my opinion. When I got hooked up to HDTV the cost of the HD box ($349.00) was enough for me (after spending $2000.00 on a TV I was sick and tired of spending money).

All I want to do is be able to record programs on to my hard drive. Nothing fancy.

I have a fast machine (3 gig processor, 1 GIG of DDR RAM, 256MB video card w/TV out etc.), a Motorola HD box, Sony Wega HDTV and my sound is run through a Denon amp.

I think I have all the requirements....I just don't know what software and what connections I need.

I am bouncing around the net trying to find tips and tutorials but a lot of it is techno garble to me and I'm looking for simple (step 1, step 2...etc) instructions.

If anyone knows anything or any websites that have some ideas on it I would greatly appreciate the help....thanks in advance.

Celtkin
05-14-2006, 04:42 PM
Here's a web resource:

http://www.byopvr.com/

I hope it helps

unifiedtheory
05-14-2006, 07:14 PM
Here's a web resource:

http://www.byopvr.com/

I hope it helps

Thank you sir!

Celtkin
05-14-2006, 07:18 PM
Thank you sir!

You are welcome, my friend

TheAnswer385
05-14-2006, 08:08 PM
What is a PVR??