Can I build my own DVR with parts from an existing DVR?

hmunster123

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I have a "never used" DirectTV DVR. I know it's useless without cable service but I was reading that with an old PC you can build your own. My question is can I use anything on the DirectTV DVR for my project, the case, hard drive, remote, etc? Thanks.
 

Wolfshadw

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Most, if not all of the DirecTV hardware is proprietary. If anything, you might be able to format the hard drive to install a new OS onto, but I don't know about that.

You can use older PCs as Home Theater PCs because video does not require much in the way of hardware power. Add a TV Tuner card to create a DVR.

-Wolf sends
 
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