I'm interested in shrinking the footprint of my HTPC. Right now I've got my HTPC in a Lian-Li C-33B case, while I love the look of this case, it does not fit in my entertainment stand (Ikea Lack) so I'm looking to move my components to a half height case. I tried a half height case before, however, with two infiniTV's heat became a big problem in trying to keep it as quiet as possible.
So ideally, I'd like to move my tuners my desktop computer that is located in a another room. But have a couple of questions.
1. How much, if any toll would be put on my processor in the host machine? I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor, and do a fair amount of video transcoding. Ultimately, would there be any degradation to either the TV video quality, or the videos that I am ripping and transcoding?
2. I am on an SDV system (Charter Communications) and have two TA's, I was wondering which computer I would plug them into? The infiniTV host or the actual HTPC?