DIY DVR Minimum Specs Tags: CPUs Do It Yourself Hard Drives DVR Last response: May 20, 2010 3:03 AM in CPUs Share sethmac May 19, 2010 5:48:43 AM Hi, I'm hoping to repurpose one of my old PCs as a DVR for basic cable. Here are the specs...can they do the job? Intel 2.4 GHZ 1 GB Ram 200GB Hard Drive Windows XP AMD Athlon XP 1800+ 2.10 GHZ 1GB of RAM 200 GB of Hard Drive space Running Windows XP What do you think? More about : diy dvr minimum specs ksampanna a b à CPUs May 19, 2010 7:11:42 AM They are overkill Seriously though, they are more than sufficient. sethmac May 19, 2010 7:18:37 PM ksampanna said:They are overkill Seriously though, they are more than sufficient. Thanks for the insight! Any advice on a Tv Tuner card if I have basic cable. Currently looking at the Hauppauge 1199 WinTV HVR-1600 Internal PCI Dual TV Tuner/Video Recorder with IR Receiver and Blaster Related resources Home Media Centre minimum CPU specs - recommendations?? - Forum Your DIY 4 GHz Dual Core Gaming Rig For $720 - Forum DIY Amps - Forum Barebones minimum build ($300 or less!) - Forum Advice on Specs to connect to 1080p TV to watch CBS, Hulu, etc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ksampanna a b à CPUs May 20, 2010 3:00:44 AM Well the one you'r considering doesn't record in 1080p. It does 1080i, which is not true HD. You might not notice a difference except on large displays. ksampanna a b à CPUs May 20, 2010 3:03:41 AM BTW, I don't think you could use your AMD build for the card, since its speed is 2.1 Ghz, & the min req for the tv tuner card is 2.4 Ghz Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hughes HD DVR for DirecTV Forum DIY HD HTPC Extravaganza Forum New Computer Specs Forum Some new NV30 specs Forum CCTV/PVR system specs Forum Bug when booting up first DIY PC Forum $1500 Home Theater Setup? Forum Quadro vs. GeForce> The Best for AutoCad, Solidworks, Sketchup, CS6 ? Forum Toshiba Satellite A200 Random Shutdown Forum Casual Conversation Thread Mk III Forum NAS box or linux tower? Forum Hard disk ticking?? Forum New Computer Build : First Time Builder Forum Concerning the "hygiene" of my C70 case, and how to maintain it. Forum Just spec'd out my new system. Can you guys double check my specs? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !