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DIY DVR Minimum Specs

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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?

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May 19, 2010 7:11:42 AM

They are overkill :D 
Seriously though, they are more than sufficient.
May 19, 2010 7:18:37 PM

ksampanna said:
They are overkill :D 
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
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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.
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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
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