Advice on Entertainment PC / Tivo configuration - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2004, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1
Default Advice on Entertainment PC / Tivo configuration


I am building a multimedia computer for playing MP3 files and using as
a Personal Video Recorder, or Tivo. That means I want an attractive
system that has lots of storage and runs very quiet.

I want my system to be primarily a desktop and secondarily a Tivo, so
I decided to go with the Antec Sonata case as opposed to a smaller
specialized case.

I have spent many hours reading reviews on different web sites about
each component that I have chosen. The reason that I have been so
picky about the components is because I bought a computer from Dell a
few years ago and spent way too much for too little. I don't want to
experience that kind of buyer's remorse again.

One specific question I have is in regards to the hard drive. I have
heard some bad things about DeskStars in other groups. The only
reason that I am considering buying this drive is the many favorable
reviews that is has gotten saying that it outperforms other
drives in its class and is silent.

Here are some of the reviews that I have read:

The link below leads to my wish list at I would very much
appreciate any input that you all may have to offer as to how I could
make it better. wish list:

Many thanks in advance!

jwm1976 is offline  
Old 03-30-2004, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,937

what you want is called XP MCE 2004 complaint machine. it is your computer TIVO equivalent. here are some models to choose:

this is what XP MCE can do for you:
ekÆsine is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.