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Build Your Own PVR 101 (part 1)

Posted on 12 March 2004 by

As you might have noticed I created a spot in the header/masthead to highlight articles or reviews on BYOPVR i.e. the latest and the greatest. The first BYOPVR article is Build Your Own PVR 101 (part 1). It is a very basic overview of what a PVR is, why it’s such a cool technology, and and some background as to why you’d want to go to the trouble of building your own (as opposed to buying a commercial settop box). Part 2 is coming soon with a basic overview of a few hypothetical approaches to building your own. Most of this is old hat to most of the regulars but it might be of interest to newcomers.

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