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Cheap digital DVR? Answered


Can anyone tell me how to turn an old computer into a DVR?   I'd have to do it on the cheap.

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Hubiewan (author)2012-08-21

Sorry, I don't even know what that means. I hope to record tv off basic cable{no box}. I need an answer in layman's terms.

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jbaker22 (author)Hubiewan2012-08-25

Are you still interested, I will try my best to try to get it to be easy and cheap for us both.( do you want to use a Mac or PC?)

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Hubiewan (author)jbaker222012-08-25

We have a PC. What do you have in ,mind? Can I just get a tuner card and set up the software to record to the hard drive? Again, I have no cable box which presents problems, I hear.

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jbaker22 (author)Hubiewan2012-12-14

You should just get a streaming box. You record to a website then.

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jbaker22 (author)Hubiewan2012-08-30

I do not know your specific computer model to know compatibility, but this has the software to chose.
http://alternativeto.net/software/sagetv/
This is a cheap video card you will have to the check compatibility of with your computer also.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/260464707715?hlp=false

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Hubiewan (author)2012-08-31

Thanks for the help. I will check on the card's compatability............

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