This is the kit I'm looking at getting...
(Atom D2700 - 2.13Ghz, Intel NM10 Express Chipset, GeForce GT 520M)
Samsung 1Tb SATA 3.0
4Gig DDR3 1066
This will be fed by either a SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME (connected via GigE) or an external Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB. They're about the same price, any advice on which would produce a better picture from the source or has better MCE support or anything? Small benefit with the HDHomeRun is that I wouldn't have to run coax to the TV since I don't already have a line drop into that room but I do have one right next to my network equipment in the room next door. HOWEVER, I would have to run GigE to the room that the TV is in (easiest is using a direct burial outdoor cable). So have the Ceton but have to run coax cable to the room, or use the networked HomeRun but have to run outdoor GigE to the room...
Honestly 3 or 4 tuners isn't too big of a difference for me, two is a must, four would be nice, but I'm not worried with "making due" with only three...
Will that little Zotac HTPC be able to handle recording at least 2 HD streams, all 4? I just want a basic DVR, a stand alone BluRay player will be for BD/BD3D or *cough* .mkv playback. Second, is it a toss up between tuners or is one better then the other?
(Btw, total would be $519, just a little less then $200 cheaper
then a TiVo Premier4 with Lifetime service AND twice the storage)