I am looking for some input on a PC PVR/Multimedia system i am building for a friend.
I am planning on using Snapstream Video software, but am having trouble deciding on a Tuner card. I need to have a DVI port to hook into a 50" Sony Grand Wega XBR rear projection TV. I liked the capabilties of the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 for the hardware encoding-decoding, but it will not support the streaming server to other machines. The ATI All-in-wonder 9600 pro will stream but doesn't have a DVI connector.
Here is a little info on what I am trying to do.
Multimedia PC to play games, perform fulltime PVR, serve MP3's to household, do PC Karaoke, transfer DV from camera to DVD and slideshow digital pictures.
Decided hardware so far-
Pentium4C 2.6GHz 800MhzFSB
2x Kingston HyperX DDR400 512MB = 1GB Dual channel mode
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard
2x Western Digital Special edition 250GB SATA hard drives = 500GB Raid0
Sony 4x DVD+/-RW
MSI 16x DVD
internal USB2.0 Card reader
Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro
Any input into other choices for cards would be much appreciated.