reply to alexintexas
said by alexintexas:A 4 tuner ceton card costs $200 right now on Amazon. Which equipment are you looking at?
building an MCE PC is an excellent idea but in the tuners in your configuration is $1200 alone. to run those cards you need a top of the line pc thats another $1200 not to mention a pc or xbox at each tv as i have stated its an excellent idea but initial upfront cost is just well alot for your avg consumer
said by Zoder:your correct but still $400 in upfront costs imagine what manufacturers would charge to build an MCE pc and you still need a high end pc for this not to mention 4 cable lines and 4 cable cards. and again if the cable co moves to ip based those cards are useless this is the reason i have not done this
A 4 tuner ceton card costs $200 right now on Amazon. Which equipment are you looking at?
Actually you don't need 4 cablecards per Ceton. Only 1 M-card.
Also one line. Same way Comcast's Dvr has 2 tuners but only one line. The card tunes in to multiple channels on the one line.