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Hello,
Im planning on making an HTPC. I would like to know if it is:
possible to connect my direcTV so i can tune channels?
Record programming while watching something else?
view/record HD content?

how would I do this? i have a base system with an amd dual core and an 880G motherboard and 4gb of ram. With a 1tb hard drive and a blu ray drive.

any suggestions will be great. I would love to get this up and running. seems really cool.
Edited by donkru - 2/18/11 at 1:46am
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Recently I built a HTPC myself, and they are fun to put together. I would suggest the Antec Fusion Black HTPC case, it's a solid case and looks good too. As for watching TV, I would suggest the Hauppage HVR-2250 because it has 2 tuners. Then you can watch TV and record at the same time which is not possible with a single tuner. The HVR-2250 fits into a PCI-e x1 slot.

Do you have a mATX board? If not, you will need one to fit it in that case.
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Does the Hauppage work with Direct TV?
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is your direct tv hd?

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i would love to be able to view,record hd content from my HD receiver. to bad directv stope development on the usb receiver.
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