Originally Posted by robnix
You must not be a sports fan.
Not a fan of recorded spots. I really only want to see live sports, and I really prefer to see live sports at a sports bar or wing restaurant. The PQ isn't as good as my own TV, but the atmosphere makes up for it.
Originally Posted by Sammy2
If CableCARD is phase out in 5-7 years I'll be already ahead of it I think but why do you think that?
Even if it is phased out the FCC rules require that the Cable Companies provide a method for customer owned Cable Labs (or other in the future?) approved equipment to be used.
I don't think TiVo would appreciate that all too much.
I guess it's a lot of speculation from me. Cablecard and current cable tech seems like a lot of overhead for Comcast, TWC, etc to deal with and lower profit margins compared to IPTV services like uverse. I'm not sure how long they'll keep their nose to the grindstone.
It would seem like we could rely on the FCC to look out for consumers owning their own equipment for storing TV content, but just give some of the players like Sony Pictures, Paramount, etc. enough time to erode the logic of the US and convince everyone that "Recording your own shows is stealing our valuable IP" and we'll start to see much less freedom in this arena
I like using my hdhomerun prime, I just don't have faith that I'll be protected by federal mandates to use it if enough studios and cablecos begin declaring that it's not profitable for them to do business that way.
Originally Posted by jme5343
Sorry, I must have mised your post - I appreciate the help!
I went to best buy and paid through the nose for some thermal paste last night and am currently typing from the HTPC-to-be. Right now I'm waiting for all my music to copy over from my backup drive.
Out of curiosity, which pcie card did you go with?