A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) helps all TV addicts record their favorite TV shows but a branded product like TiVo can be expensive.Â Instead, learn to make your own PC based DVR by following this thorough tutorial. A custom built DVR lets you do away with the subscriptions. Plus you can extend it by adding extras of your own.
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What you’ll need:
- An old computer
- TV Tuner (Cheap on Ebay)
- DVR software
The tutorial uses SageTV, paid DVR software, for its ease of installation and the fact that you can extend it for a complete homebrew solution.Â The tutorials below take a more open source point of view using free software.