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Old 12-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #114
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Question for the resident HTPC experts.

I am too long out of the game, but am looking towards cord cutting myself. It seems like a good thing to do over X-Mas break.

I have the following right now in the living room:

HTPC:

AM 3 MoBo, AMD Propus 45nm 3.0 GHZ quad-core chip, 2GB DDR3 1333 RAM, 1.8 TB storage, Windows 7.

It's connected to the internet through a D-Link Wireless Bridge. Our router is a basic Linskys N router.

I want to be able to stream content to the connected TV and do our second LCD TV. I'd also like to function as a DVR.

We current have DTV and 30 MBPS internet. I'm looking to drop the DTV completely. I can build an OTA antenna myself and mount it in the attic.

I'd like to have Dual Tuner capability.

What would you recommend that I add to the setup from a hardware perspective (including STBs)?

It looks like XMBC is the de facto choice on here for software. I'll also sign back up for Hulu Plus.

My wife usually watches generic, dumbass Bravo programming, so I'm sure I can get that via Hulu, and I know I'm likely SOL w/ sports, but what might you recommend if I wanted to watch college basketball and football?

Many rheps to responders.
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