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    can i turn a pc into a tivo?

    can anyone hook me up w/ a link on using a pc as a tivo . or a little info on how to get started .

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    MythTV will do it. It's free and runs on linux. You can download just the myth program, or a custom combo of knoppix and myth. There are forums specifically for this, with info on which tuner cards work on linux, etc.
    I think there are ones that run on Win, but not sure if any are free.

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    will a p3 1.0 w/ 512 ram handle the project.whats the minimum on the video card. i have 2 80 gb hds w 8 mb buffer

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    wrote before i read . looks like alot of info thanks

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    Your question made me look around there myself and I realised there's no link for KnoppMyth. Here's the link.

    When I looked around 6 months or so ago, it seemed like the Hauppage PVR-250 cards were the best bet for this program -- decent quality and linux drivers. You can run more than one and record more than one show at the same time.

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    just to let ya know i do appreciate the info . ill be busy for a while , thanks

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    very popular hardware (PVR-250) and software (Snapstream) that beats Tivo:

    http://htpcnews.com/main.php?id=htpc...ersguide_5#pvr

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