Amazingly, this configuration fits inside of a modestly sized PVR type PC enclosure and uses standard components. It features a Pentium D 840 Dual Core Processor with Hyper-threading running at 3.2 Ghz. It has 2 GB of RAM, 2-160GB SATA Seagate Barracuda hard drives (for the OS and apps) and 4-250GB SATA Seagate Barracuda hard drives running RAID 0 (for show recordings). They used 3 – Hauppauge WinTV PVR-500 dual tuner cards for standard reception and 4 DVICO Fusion HDTV5 USB Gold external HD tuners. Running on Windows XP Pro SP2 and BeyondTV 4, the Godzilla PVR came to life and was able to record on all 11 tuners at once. Amazing! Even more amazing is the fact that you can build this beast yourself for under $4300.
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