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    Re: Advice on software (replacement for WinTV)?

    Check out Sagetv.
    I think its the most versatile dvr software out there. Very customisable.
  2. Re: How about a completely free iBuyPower Core i7-980X system?

    I think I might have a use for this.
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    Re: Cameras in DTV converters is a hoax:

    My wife showed me the video.:rolleyes:
    I just happen to own the same converter box shown so I made her take off the tin foil hat and opened it up for her to see it was all bull. There was no...
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    Re: Can you direct me to basic HTPC primer?

    There are several options you can choose. Vista Media Center, Sagetv, Beyondtv,XBMC,Media Portal etc.

    MissingRemote is a great site to do a little research.

    I use Sagetv for all my...
  5. Thread: Recommend a case.

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    Re: Recommend a case.

    Some people like the Antec Fusion and there is quite a bit of interest in the NMediapc 2000 too.

    Try to stay away from 60 mm exhaust fans, they make more noise than move air. Usually the bigger...
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    Re: Media PC Software comparison

    You should give Sagetv a try. There is a 21 day free trial period and that should give you plenty of time to see if it works for you.
    Sages user forums are a great place to learn more and get help...
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    Re: TV Tuner recommendations

    No that wont work.

    The HDMI port on the PC is for output, not input.

    You could hook up This to the component output from a HD cable or satellite receiver to capture all HD and SD channels. You...
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    Re: Cable Cards, do you use them?

    I have one of these on pre-order and it is supposed to ship around May 1st. I am planning on hooking it up to my Directv HD reciever and running it through Sagetv. I will post on its functionality in...
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    Re: Hi-def with MCE2005

    I am running Sagetv on Windows Xp for viewing and recording HD and SD programs . I find it very flexible and customizable and not so DRM restrictive.They have a 21 day free trial period if you want...
  10. Re: What software is best for Hauppauge HVR-1600 TV Tuner?

    I know just what you are saying about spending money. I am a cheap .:D

    You can get a client or placeshifter license for sage for $30 to enable another computer to access Sage. If you are...
  11. Re: What software is best for Hauppauge HVR-1600 TV Tuner?

    I use Sagetv and it works fine. I know that the HVR 1600 is supported but I dont have that card in my system.

    You could download their Free trial and see how you like it for 21 days before you...
  12. Thread: HTPC News

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    Sticky: Re: HTPC News

    This recent bit from Hauppauge could be the best thing to happen to us HTPC enthusiasts looking for a way to record premium HD content without that nasty DRM stuff .

    Press release
  13. Thread: My first HTPC

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    Re: My first HTPC

    Nice build! It looks like you have plenty of processing power there.
    What are you using for storage?

    Are you using Vista Media Center?
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    Re: Need Help With Cluster Sizes

    All my recording storage drives are formatted with 64k clusters and I have no problems. I can serve 3 HD files simultaneously from a single or multiple drives with no problems. Stick with 64k and you...
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    Re: Building An HTPC And Looking For Good Motherboard

    It looks like the Biostar board has Svideo out as well as HDMI. That should cover your current and future connectivity needs.
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    Re: Building An HTPC And Looking For Good Motherboard

    The power supply seems to be bit overkill. You might want to look into Seasonic PSUs, they are quiet and efficient.

    If you plan on hooking up to a HT receiver then you should look for a MOBO...
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    Re: Current "How to" for HTPC

    A few things to keep in mind when building your first HTPC.

    Plan for storage expansion. Hard drive space is relatively cheap these days and the more you use your system, the more stuff you want to...
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    Re: Current "How to" for HTPC

    Take a look at Missing Remote.

    They have some good Guides

    Good Luck
    Apap
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    Re: help please. HTPC throughout a whole house,

    I am still expanding my HTPC network. This is what works for me.

    Primary HTPC running Sagetv with 1 Vbox DTa 150 OTA HDTV tuner and 1 Happauge pvr 500 tuner connected to 2 Directv recievers,4 hard...
  20. Thread: 1st PC. What age?

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    Re: 1st PC. What age?

    My youngest daughter got her first hand me down computer at 4. She talked me into her first dedicated build at 6. Now at 9 she is lobbying for an upgrade. It seems she wants more power for serious...
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    Re: MCE 2005 is now completely useless

    I second that. Sage runs well and is nicely configurable. No DRM stuff.
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    Re: Help with HTPC card

    I went with the Hauppage PVR 500 for the dual inputs. It's running fine with Sagetv pvr software.

    This is fine for standard definition tv but if you are going HiDef you might want to check out the...
  23. Thread: New HTPC help

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    Re: New HTPC help

    It looks like that MOBO has component and Svideo out.
    ;)
  24. Thread: New Build

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    Re: New Build

    I've read good things about that Opertron overclocking well. Good luck!

    And yes, I used to live near Egypt Lake. Now I live a little further north in cumquat country.
  25. Thread: New Build

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    Re: New Build

    Looks Good.

    I have close to the same rig and its working fine. The XP-90c is a pretty heavy heatsink, I went with the aluminum version, temps in the low 30s idle high 30s load. I have heard good...
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