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  Reply # 1824146 18-Jul-2017 08:18
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OK I am looking like being able to pick up my 3 year old desktop work PC (Windows 10, i7, 1TB, 8GB RAM) for a throw away price, so I guess potentially all I may need to add to it is a dual or quad tuner card and possibly a quieter fan?   Thoughts please!

 

I was looking at Kodi, but to be honest I'm still at the beginning of understanding the ins and outs of the open source media offerings...


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  Reply # 1824681 18-Jul-2017 18:33
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That sounds like a nice PC that should be plenty powerful. I have done a bit of research but haven't built a system yet. With that caveat in mind, if it was me and providing the computer had the slots, and budget permitting, I would be looking at:

 

  • a dual or quad terrestrial tuner card (Amazon UK had a better range than Amazon US last time I looked)
  • possibly a dual satellite tuner as well
  • possibly a Hauppauge colossus if you wanted to capture HDMI output from Sky/Blu Ray etc at a future date
  • a second hard drive in the 4-6TB range, or a multi-bay NAS on the network
  • NextPVR (or Myth TV)
  • MCE Buddy
  • Plex

Then I would network it. I think you can set up automatic processing so that once a recording is done MCE will strip out the commercials, then flip the finished file to Plex for indexing and viewing. Cheap clients, such as Kodi on Raspberry Pi, could then allow for viewing of content in the main room, and across a network in the bedroom etc.

 

EDIT: Typo


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1824752 18-Jul-2017 20:26
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JimmyH: ...Amazon UK had a better range than Amazon US last time I looked...

 

Just take care when buying tuners from overseas.  I made the mistake of buying a HDHomeRun from Amazon USA at a bargain price.  As soon as it arrived, someone with more experience than me in this area advised it was an ATSC model not a DVB-T model that we would need in NZ.  It was only checking the fine print after the face that I saw my error.  I was able to return it, but at a loss of course after freight and restocking fees...  *doh*





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  Reply # 1824960 19-Jul-2017 08:32
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Dynamic:

 

JimmyH: ...Amazon UK had a better range than Amazon US last time I looked...

 

Just take care when buying tuners from overseas.  I made the mistake of buying a HDHomeRun from Amazon USA at a bargain price.  As soon as it arrived, someone with more experience than me in this area advised it was an ATSC model not a DVB-T model that we would need in NZ.  It was only checking the fine print after the face that I saw my error.  I was able to return it, but at a loss of course after freight and restocking fees...  *doh*

 

 

 

 

True.  I checked out the Happauge quad tuner and it's no cheaper on any of the Amazon offerings, anyhow.  Much better in that case to go local.


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  Reply # 1826946 22-Jul-2017 11:20
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Hi everyone.

 

I see the warehouse have the DishTV T2200 on special for $199 at the moment.

 

Any opinions on whether I should grab one? (or two or three?)

 

thanks 

 

 

 

EDIT: I see they are out of stock online. oh well.


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