[mythtv-users] New system build. Looking for opinions.
beww at beww.org
Wed Jun 21 00:14:16 UTC 2006
On Jun 20, 2006, at 5:49 PM, Troy Beneke wrote:
> The reason I'm starting with a 120 GB HD is because I have an extra
> one laying around. The case I want has room for 6 HDs and future
> expansion is assumed. I haven't watched TV/cable in 5 years so I'm
> not expecting a bum rush to fill capacity. In the future (3 years
> from now) I do plan on getting an HD tuner of some sort. The two
> tuners implementation is more for me being able to record something
> in the background while my wife watches live TV (she's a bit of a
> technophobe and will probably take her 6 months to start trying to
> record something). I am planning on putting in another 320-640 GB
> around the end of the year if everything works out as I'm expecting
> it to.
Even given the scenario you describe I would still try and obtain a
"storage" drive ASAP. Re-furbed 250GB units can be had cheap, though
I realize that what's "cheap" to me might represent a respectable
hurdle to somebody else.
I suppose if you went with 512MB RAM instead of 1GB you would save
just about enough for a 250GB HDD, but I'm not sure if I can in good
conscience suggest that.
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