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New Updated HTPC

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Processor: AMP Athalon XP 2200 (1.8 ghz)

Motherboard: Epox 8K9A Socket A

Memory: DDR Ram 256 Mb (updating to 512)

Hard Drive: 60 Gig HD

DVD: 16x DVD Player

Video card: ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV 64MB DDR 3D Gamer AGP4x S-Video Out Dual 4x Analog &DVI

TV Tuner Card: Emuzed Maui PCI TV Tuner Card

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Pro 5.1 Surround Sound

OS: Windows XP Professional Edition (Updating to Windows XP Media Center, once it comes out)

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Where did you get the Maui PVR card? How much?

If you could do a quick summary of the Maui card I would appreciate it.

For the Pricing...i still don't know...i have not recieved my phone call back from Emuzed concerning pricing & avalibility. as for description, here is what i hear of it (courtesy of Emuzed)

Maui USB PVR is a very high quality, low cost PCI card with an MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 encoder, an integrated on-board TV tuner and optional FM tuner. Maui is approved for use with the Microsoft eHome OS initiative. The unit fits into the PC in a standard PCI card slot. This product consists of PCI card and a software application. The application allows the user to capture full motion D-1 quality video clips in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 format on the PC.

Ideal for Personal Video Recording (PVR)

Ideal for archiving and conversion of analog videotapes into VCD/SVCD/DVD

Leading supplier for Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition

Analog to MPEG 2 hardware encoder board

Superior AV sync technology

TV and optional FM tuner

VBI support
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How are you cooling this and what is your display device?
i have 2 Case Fans and a CPU Fan. All fans Purchased off (pricewatch.com)

AS of now i don't have any Display Device but my 21' Flat Screen. I am getting my new CRT Projector soon, still doing some research though.
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