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HELP - "DVR" setup with computer for Broadcast TV

i need some help. my husband refuses to pay for cable and so we have a big antenna in the attic attached to an HD box that allows us to receive HD Broadcast channels. I would like to have the DVR capability you get with cable so that I can also watch my favorite shows, and my husband thinks this is possible with a computer. The computer he is looking to get is the: acer aspire ASL310 EC352M from CompUSA.

He believes that all he needs is a TV tuner to plug into a slot on this tower. Has anyone done this? If so, do you have any tips? Does this computer look like it will be capable?

Thanks,
Erin

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First some questions.
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specs

thanks for replying!
processor = 3.2GHz and RAM is 512MB (upgradable to 2GB)
the hard drive is 160GB.
so, i think we are covered there. thanks for the links to the tuners.

have you done this? know anyone who has?

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I have one steup using the ATI HD Wonder card,

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