I'm looking to build a new HTPC to replace my lackluster TiVo box and have a few questions that I haven't easily been able to find answers to.
- I notice lots of posts in here about decoding DVB-S protected Sky transmissions and was wondering how well this worked. How complex is this to set up? Is it reliable? Will it work with Sky HD? I assume I would need to add Multiroom to our current subscription (we already have MySky HDi with an extra original MySky, I am not familiar with the plan, is it possible to add a third Multiroom?). Am I limited to a single program at once or can I record multiple shows? and the best card to do this with?
- How good is Windows 7 Media Center verses some alternatives such as Myth TV? My requirements are almost soley focused on the TV portion of these software packages. It would be nice to be able to schedule shows to record remotely via my iPhone and be able to transfer recorded shows to my NAS.
- I'm guessing an Atom/Ion combo would be underpowered for this task. Would a Core i5 in a Micro-ATX case be very loud?