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Re: [vox] Tivo question



> On Monday 08 December 2003 06:53 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>
>> can you list components on that?  that seems *awfully* cheap.  i'm
>> interested because i haven't ruled this option out, but $300 seems
>> too cheap.
>
> It's fairly simple actually. You can find older PC's on EBay for < $200 and
> some in the $100 range that will do the job. Remember, you don't need a
> flying machine by any stretch of the imagine. It just has to be good
enough.
> Take this one, for example:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2770648713
>
> In order to make it a total multimedia station, just add a TV tuner ($50 -
> $75), IDE DVD/CD RW combo drive ($50), and a video card with TV out ($50),
> and you're all set. If you have a wireless network that you want to connect
> to, then you can add that card for < $50. (I just looked up these prices on
> newegg.com. Refurbished hardware would be less.)



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