Hi guys. First time poster here with a quick question regarding a simple pc>htpc conversion.
The scenario: I'm thinking of replacing the old tube TV my daughter has in her room with a simple htpc build. She currently has an old hand-me-down system that was my gaming rig several years back. Most likely I'll simply be adding a pci tv tuner card and just running our comcast cable feed through that.
That was also a concern I was having after initially making this post. Although since posting I've done some research as far as Comcast cable in my area and it looks like I'd need a specific card from them to even try going down this route, due to signal encryption. In the end it'll wind up being about the same price upgrading this system to work with comcast, as it would be to ditch them altogether and build a new XBMC or similar system.