Originally Posted by num1son
I've thought about grabbing a tuner card. How does that work out? Pretty easy?
Yah its easy. I already had 2 cards for a total of 3 tuners, but just for ATSC (broadcast) with an antenna on the roof. The new one I guy is actually a small box that plugs into your router. Its called the HDhomerun Prime. You then rent a cable card from the cable co. instead of their dvr. This one also has 3 tuners and they are available anywhere on my lan. (they also have a 6 tuner)
The cable card costs $2.50 to rent and I can watch/record on two tvs which would have cost like $30 in dvr rentals from time warner. I like it, although they don't really have any thing for directv. Hauppage has a couple newer devices but its more of a capture device. So you would still need to have you directv dvr. Or at least a base model stb.
I love my htpc's though and having all my media in one interface. Its nice browsing movie posters with a remote instead of just digging through folders with a mouse..