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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: no FF

MCE sucks. Get a TiVo. They're awesome.

intok

join:2012-03-15

Re: no FF

Nah, rather DIY a Linux HTPC/Steambox. Game console and DVR in one.

A10-7850K, GA-F2A88X-UP4, DDR3 2.4Ghz, WinTV-HPR-2250, Bluetooth dongle and a PS4 controller is a decent starting point, add a beefier GPU if going for more gaming performance.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: no FF

You can't use Linux for a DVR. No full CableCard solution.

intok

join:2012-03-15

Re: no FF

Who needs HBO? You have heard of Bittorrent right? Paying for cable is still doing it wrong.

The tuner card is to connect to a DIY hoverman antenna for the local channels which have local content that is hard to impossible to find online as either the local affiliate's site is terrible or nobody has bothered to post those local public access shows online, of which some are actually watchable compared to the network stuff.
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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: no FF

Yes, I have. I also have actual HBO. With a CableCard. On a TiVo. I tried MCE, and that has full CableCard support, but otherwise sucks as a DVR.

intok

join:2012-03-15

Re: no FF

As I said, thats still doing it wrong. Cut the cord already!
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: no FF

I like to watch programming that's only available on cable. Cord cutting doesn't work for most people, as most people like certain content, some of which is cable-only.

intok

join:2012-03-15

Re: no FF

Again, bit torrent. It's the public access stuff doesn't usually show up.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: no FF

Not a replacement for live sports or many shows that don't make it to bittorrent.

intok

join:2012-03-15

Re: no FF

Mass market sports are largely boring and oversold, if I need to watch something like good fight theres plenty of bars in town I can stop at to watch it at and have a large selection of craft beers to choose from while doing so.

What shows don't make it to torrent? Crap "reality" shows and stuff off the DIY network?
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: no FF

A lot of shows don't. Also, a lot of live sports (i.e. Basketball) are on a lot, and on cable only.