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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Snapstream's ten tuner Hydra PVR

Ooooooh Yeeeeah!  That's the ticket!  Then you just have modded x-boxes through the house to watch the shows from anywhere!

HydraboxA few months ago, Snapstream released their software and posted a story on their six tuner demo box. TV card maker Hauppauge recently released a dual tuner TV card for the PC and Snapstream upped the ante by using five of them to build a ten tuner PVR. Obviously, just a proof of concept but it does sound like their basic system operated fine while recording on multiple tuners and playing back at the same time. I suspect most enthusiasts would be fine with just one dual tuner card, maybe two, tops, but it's good to know most off the shelf PCs can do much more with the software and hardware available.

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