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So I am thinking of building a PVR.


I have Verizon FiOS in NJ.


I want to be able to record any channel I have while watching another channel at the same time and play netflix movies.


I assume I would need to get a cablecard for the tuner, so the tuner could record stuff while the STB watches live TV.


After setting up the HTPC/PVR, how would I set things up? I have a coax coming from the wall going into the STB. Would I get a coax splitter or something?


Here are the parts I am thinking of:

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147112

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102882

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371033

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231190

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157238

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116399

Tuner: http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-WinT.../dp/B005FPT38A

Remote: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Contro...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt


Anything missing/incompatible?


Thanks.
 

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If you're getting a cablecard tuner what's the point of keeping the rented STB? It just makes thing more complicated and waste money on rental fees.
 

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All cablecard tuners currently available, with the exception of the discontinued ATI tuner, have at least two integrated tuners so there's no need for a set-top box to watch TV. You can easily record one channel while watching another on your PC.
 
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