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Right now I have fios TV in my house but I don't have it in my room. I also have a Samsung 40A650 as my tv in my room. Can I build a HTPC that will accept FIOS service without me having to rent a box from them? Or do I have to get a box and have them hook up the box and just run it through the HTPC
    
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I think you have to get a box. Sorry
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There has to be a way. Does the Fios box have an ethernet port? If so, get yourself a wireless router and do it that way
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Oh wait. Could you use a Sling Box?
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Will a Tivo HD work with FiOS? I know its ability to use cable cards has prevented me from needing a cable box...plus it's way less expensive than an HTPC.
     
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Oh wait. Could you use a Sling Box?
The thing is I dont have a box around that I could use for a sling box setup. All boxes are currently hooked into tvs. I want a separate box for my room but without having to rent a box and using a HTPC as my de-scrambler since Its a much better DVR alternative with regards to space then what Verizon will give.
    
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post #7 of 7
Why would you need a DVR?

Just pickup a TV tuner card, and use Vista with media center, or use myth TV or something similar.

Throw in an Abit Airpace in all your boxes, and a WRT54GL with DD-WRT for the network, and you can share everything.
    
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