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 Post subject: Change PC to DVR
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:18 am 
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I want to change this pc into a dvr/htpc: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/gateway-dx4200-ub001a/4507-3118_7-33138288.html

I want to spend the least amount of money possible since I'm strapped for cash right now. I checked on Newegg and found a Hauppage TV Tuner/Recorder for $45. I also wiped the hard drive so I do not have windows on it anymore. Can I use Linux with this card? Would I need anything else? I have Dish Network right now so will this even work with a satellite?


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 Post subject: Re: Change PC to DVR
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:08 am 
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Last that I knew...There isn't anything out there that interfaces with a Dish STB decently

You should be able to record via coax or component cables. The card will need to be set on channel 3 though and works like you're hooking up a VCR

You fail to state exactly what TV Tuner you're looking at. Hauppage has fairly decent support in linux, but you'll want to specifically look at the model. As an example, I have a 950Q laying around. Works well with tvtime, but had to find a script to get it to play sound, but can not get it working in mythtv.


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