"I have been a TiVo owner since almost day one; seven years with
a Series 1 box. But TiVo's elimination of lifetime subscriptions
has made me plan on migrating to a do-it-yourself DVR, probably
running MythTV. As I spec out hardware, I am increasingly
frustrated at the paucity of PCI slots bestowed on us by
motherboard makers today. I want good sound, good NTSC, FM, and
HDTV, and hopefully multiple tuners, but there is scarcely a mobo
in sight that has that much room in the interior. However, I found
an alternative in Silicondust's HDHomeRun, a standalone, dual-tuner
HDTV receiver that streams video over the network, and supports
Linux right out of the box.
"The $169 HDHomeRun is a slim 4x7x1-inch box with just four
connectors on it: two coaxial input connectors, a 100Base-TX
Ethernet port, and a power supply connector..."