the ASL310 will work as a DVR but is a bit lightweight for a high def DVR. high def programs consume a lot of diskspace and faster CPUs with nvidia or ati video cards handle high def playback better.
if you're only interested in recording standard def shows, the acer will do the job, but a tivo (free after rebate but with monthly fee) or a dvd recorder ($120-$200) may be easier to setup and use. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7726883&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat13900050019&id=1140391964252
i need some help.
We do not have cable (my husband refuses to pay for cable) - 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?