Ok, I got my Kiss VR-558 the other day, but there are a few things I'm not entirely pleased with. So I'm seriously considering returning it and upgrading my current PC to multitask a bit as a HTPC - for now, anyway
. But I'd really like some input to help me along.
My current setup is an AMD64 3000+ CPU, 1GB of RAM, a Radeon 9800 PRO card, and a Hauppauge PVR-150. I'm using a Sanyo Z-3 projector which I intend to feed via the DVI-port on the graphics port.
I should be covered hardware-wise, shouldn't I? Or should I upgrade the TV-tuner? multi-tuner would be nice, I guess - but is there a card that provides a better picture out there? I'll be running 1280x720.
Then there's the big question - what about software? My original plan (way back) was to run Linux and MythTV, but I just haven't got the skills or time to set up a good machine for that. I've read some nice things about XP MCE - is that the best out there? I need the box both for viewing and recording tv, playing other files, and working as an all-round entertainment-system. Since I'm going to buy XP anyway, I may as well go for the MCE version - it would be cheaper than the other solutions like SageTV and BeyondTV, anyway. Any kind of input, links to reviews, etc., would be greatly appreciated.
Well, I hope you guys can help me somewhat along