Can a Media Center TV really replace a TIVO?
November 4, 2006 7:45 AM Subscribe
Hi, Does anyone use a Media Center PC as their "Tivo-like" box for recording television and seeing on your actual television?
posted by skepticallypleased to technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I actually pay $12.00 a month for replay tv and I was thinking I'd rather get a Media Center PC to do the same stuff.
However, my problem is that I can't know for sure that Media Center PC's handle channels above 125 (so for most cable boxes you're missing a lot of channels, namely premium channels).
And, while the added benefit of viewing pictures and music through your actual tv/stereo system exists, is using a computer energy inefficient for this process?
I appreciate any help here. I can see where consumer-techies believe that the PC will be the media hub, but I wish it were clearer as to how to do that.