I'm going to be going to college next year, and would like to buy a Tivo or ReplayTV (if that's still around) Right now I have a media center pc, but I'm going to be building a new shuttle small form factor computer, and it only has two PCI-Express slots, one 16x for a graphics card and one 1x slot for a card in the future, although there are very few cards that can use them.
So, I'm wondering, is it possible to get a dual tuner tivo? as in, record two tv shows at once, or record one and watch one? Also, what would you recommend, Tivo or ReplayTV. (I think replaytv is still around....)
Originally posted by Hosemeyer Yeah, I know about MythTV and SageTV, but I don't want to spend the money on the computer parts when you can get a Tivo or ReplayTV for about $250 with a lifetime subscription.
Then again, you wouldn't have to get another PC latter on, and you can upgrade the hard drives with less hassle.
The biggest problem with using a computer as one is that I'll have a roomate, so if he wants to watch a recorded show, and I'm in the middle of doing something, it creates a conflict that can easily be resolved by having a tivo or replaytv. (I'm leaning towards an older replaytv with the commercial skip feature)
On my current computer with a tv tuner, I usually don't keep what I record for very long because after I see it once, I don't need to see it again. 80 hours+ is plenty of time for my shows.
Wow, that's cool about the dual tuners. I know that stand-alone Tivos let you watch a recorded program while you're recording another program. The only way I could watch something live differently than something I was recording live was by splitting out my cable and watching the channels that weren't scrambled on a different TV input. My cable box only had one tuner.
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