On 8/25/2013 3:27 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> But yes, an upgrade was planned; I just wanted to upgrade the damn tuners
I'm not really into the DIY DVR scene, but I'd think with over the air,
cable, and sat all being digital now that you should be able to get a
single board to do the job, multi-channel simultaneous recording and all.
> Thanks for the homework with NewEgg;
No problem. I have a rep to maintain after all. Maybe you didn't
notice the right hand side of my email address. :)
> I don't mind buying stuff from
> them as long as it isn't HDDs. They can't pack worth a crap; it's
> Received Wisdom on the MythTV mailing list that you *never* buy
> drives from them, if you want them to last more than a year.
Hadn't heard that before. I've never had a problem with any of the
spinning drives I purchased from them. I had a Corsair SSD die after ~4
months, no fault of Newegg. Of the few grand I've spent with them since
2003, on parts for many new systems, repairs and upgrades, the only
other problem I've had was a $20 four channel fan controller w/one dead
channel outta the box.
> My endgame is to replace the entire backend with an HP DL180g6, which
> has 12 SAS/SATA tray slots on the front, and proper cooling. But that,
> too, is down the road a bit.
Are you still talking about your sister's DVR here? Build another PC
and spend some of the $$ you'd save on a 65" Panasonic Plasma. Save the
rest for a rainy day. The DL180G6 (discontinued BTW) with a handful of
drives will cost more than the PC and plasma TV combined.