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    Making a PowerMac G4 a DVR
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    Making a PowerMac G4 a DVR
    I am looking at getting a PowerMac G4 off of ebay to turn into a dedicated DVR.

    My first question is what are the minimum specs that it should have?

    What accessories would I need to get this setup and running, i.e. video card,cables,software,etc.?

    Is this very difficult to do, I dont want to do too much other than record some random TV shows and possibly burn them to a DVD?

    I cant think of any other questions right now, but all suggestions/comments are very much appreciated.

    PS: I forgot to mention that I will be using this will digital cable TV service, I dont know if that makes a diffference.
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    I am definitely interested in this also. I built a windows xp computer and used meedio back in the day, but I would rather go this route also. Definitely need some type of capture device, good video card, and big, big, big hard drive.

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    Making a PowerMac G4 a DVR
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    I know that its the UK store but im looking to get one of these when i get a mini


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    Making a PowerMac G4 a DVR
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    As I have been looking around and pricing all the equipment I need I thought of a question. I want to be able to watch the TV on an actual TV, I wont be using a monitor to watch the TV. Does this present a porblem? The TV that I have has composite video and S-Video inputs. Any comments/suggestions?
    Aluminum MacBook 2.4ghz 4GB RAM,Black iPod Nano 8GB,Black 30GB iPod, 16GB Black 3G iPhone

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