Step 1: Get a Computer or Just Build One From Scratch
For a detailed list of components please checkout my website at http://www.geneomatic.com.
Step 2: Install Windows XP
Once all your hardware is installed properly and you've updated windows with all security patches, you're ready to download and install SageTV from:
You can download a 15 day trial to make sure it'll work out for you before you buy.
Step 3: Install SageTV Media Center
For more detailed installation instructions please see my website at http://www.geneomatic.com
Step 4: Configure SageTV
For detalied screenshots of each step in the initial installation, please checkout my website at http://www.geneomatic.com
Step 5: Add SageTV Commercial Skip Support
Place the file in your C:\Program Files\SageTV\SageTV\STVs\SageTV3 directory of your SageTV installation. Then restart SageTV and navigate to Setup->Detailed Setup->Advanced->Import SageTV Application Package (.STVi File). Choose the file you placed into the directory and import it.
Step 6: Install ShowAnalyzer and DirMON
Both utilities are available from:
Install both utilties and configure them as shown on my website: http://www.geneomatic.com/wordpress/?p=66
That's it. Sit back and watch commercial FREE TV!