How does fair as a linux box?

From: Rod-Lists 
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Sounds like you should avoid the plus version tho.
Zotac's Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed
http://techreport.com/review/24298/zotac-zbox-id42-plus-nettop-reviewed

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Looking at getting a Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 CableCARD. So where does one get the cable card? EPB doesn't rent them. Or should I just get a usb coaxial unit from haupage since silver level is unencrypted? ----- Rod-Lists wrote:

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ In short: you don't. CableCARD is a dead tech that cable and tv companies never adopted, mostly due to pressure from the content providers to NEVER allow any recording of HD content onto consumer devices. Short of hacking the system, I have not found any way to record HD content from local cable companies at a reasonable price without just using their DVR. Which is too bad because everyone's DVR is far far inferior to MythTV. --Jason

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ +2 to what Jason said. I gave up on DVR'ing 5 years ago and switched to Torrents... er I mean sharing... Doh! I mean watching Re-Runs. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon www.snapfon.com B: 423.535.9968 F: 423.265.9820 M: 423.331.0725 phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Well it looks like I can still get silver level unecoded. But your right no HD. I just want a private stream of certain news channel without having to deal with sketchy sites. ----- Phil Sieg wrote:

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Slingbox will do HD. -AW

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I have one of those if you want one. *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ HD-PVR (USB Component Capture) + HDFury4 will work. Won't be particularly cheap, but it will work. I use an HD-PVR with my Comcast box and it is pretty good. But I don't believe EPB has component outputs. Worm.