- From: "(PeteCresswell)" <x@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 10:25:06 -0500
Good Question. Have not a clue where these types of products are
priced. Wallet is helping out at the $200-350 and change level. When
I find what I am looking for, its tag will determine a go/no-go. In
Depending on the level of your technological adventuressness, a
PC-based solution might work.
Wes Newell runs a freebie Linux-based app called "MythTV". I
couldn't make it work in my world, but thousands of people
I run a $80 or $90 commercial Windows-based app called SageTV
that has been pretty much plug-and-play for me - and I'm
definitely not the brightest bulb on the tree...
Round numbers: $100 for Sage, $200 for a PC (doesn't take much of
a PC...), another $100 for a tuner card.... maybe $100 for a
dedicated 2tb disk... and you could be home for $500.
I suspect Wes could do it for $250.
The advantage of a PC-based solution is that you have control
over expansion and you can stream from the PC that's doing the
recording to other places in the house via Ethernet. At other
places in the house, with SageTV, you can drive a TV with a
little black box that takes about six watts. With Myth, it would
be an additional PC.
Unknowns: where you get your signal. I get mine from a rooftop
antenna. YYMV for cable or dish.
- Re: DVR
- From: Wes Newell
- Re: DVR