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Building my own DVR

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Kenkong586, May 16, 2009.

  1. Kenkong586

    Kenkong586 Legend

    Apr 3, 2007
    I'm looking to build a DVR to save some money and to do something constructive. I have an old Directv Tivo and I was thinking about using the case from it? I'm really just looking to use the case, not Tivo software. Would I need a particular motherboard or special parts to make this work? I'm just in the planning stage now, so any and all advice would be VERY appreciated.
  2. Yoda-DBSguy

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2006
    A Galaxy...
    Look into the requirements for buiklding a "myth" machine. You can adapt it to the same case as your old tivo unit.
  3. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    I'm not really sure what those cases look like but be careful of ventilation.. PCs generate a LOT more heat than the specialized chips in a dvr..

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