We are looking to use a computer as a DVR. We currently have an HP Desktop with 2.5ghz, 2 gigs ram, and 32bit windows vista. We are willing to spend around $500 or $600 for a new laptop. My question is, if we buy a PCI TV tuner for the desktop, will a $500 laptop and a wireless g connection be able to play the videos?
Or, are we better off spending closer to $700 for a new laptop with a TV tuner in it, (or buying a USB tuner), and recording the TV and playing the recorded programs direct from the laptop harddrive?
I know a bit about computers, but the technology and speeds have changed so much, I am little out of my element in knowing what to look for. Any advice is appreciated.
Also, how will this setup with with Comcast's new "digital boxes"?