(2012-05-10 00:39)Frankie Spankie Wrote: Hi, new to these forums. I've spent the past couple of hours looking into building my own HTPC. I've read the topic and looked through some of the builds and was just looking for some advice.
Essentially, I really just want to make an HTPC that works as an HD DVR and work with Netflix. I saw in the Q&A that all the Micro-ATX builds work fine as a DVR.
Do you recommend any video capture cards in particular? And will the video capture card eliminate the need for my cable box? I'm fine with paying a little more for a video capture card that I can use a cable card in to save some money on monthly payments to my cable company.
And I'm looking into the XBMCbuntu program. Reading up on it, it sounds like it's just a version of Linux. I've heard some people have a lot of issues with setting up Linux (I've only known a couple of friends who have ever worked with Linux). How hard is it to get set up?
Thanks for the help!
I am interested in this project
is what i want to do but dunno how. BTW there is an alternative for DVR here
, that together with the Mohu Antenna sounds great!
Also i would like to know if users with ZOTAC Zbox and AMD APU, E-series processor have tried to install Android 4.0 in it, how was the experience?
BTW ZOTAC released a new model: http://liliputing.com/2012/08/zotac-zbox...um=twitter