How To Build a Personal Video Recorder on Your Computer – How to purchase and setup the necessary hardware.

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These introductory pages will help you understand concepts behind what a personal video recorder is, how a personal video recorder works, and what types of hardware and software are required for the successful recording, editing, and capturing of digital video on your personal computer.

How To Purchase And Setup PVR Hardware

These series of pages will outline the necessary hardware required for you to utilize your computer as a computer entertainment center. If you are looking to turn your existing computer (which would be the one you do your basics computing tasks on such as sending e-mail or browsing the Internet), into a multimedia workstation, you may want to have plans on building a separate machine for the tutorials and guides developed through this e-book.


Power is everything when you work a computer, and devoting as much power and punch to the tasks will simplify your undertakings, and save time in the long run. This is significantly important when performing digital media tasks such as ripping, encoding, or cataloguing media files. The faster your computer can run the faster you will be able to complete all of the intensive tasks explained throughout this entire e-book.

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