Building your own DVR involves so many areas, that it would take me forever to write up all my favorite links. So here’s 50 of them in one shot! I give you the ultimate Build A DVR resource list!

BuildADVR Novice Posts

  1. Three steps to your first DVR
  2. Review of Beyond TV - great beginner DVR software
  3. How to build a Tivo killing DVR

Remotes

  1. Girder | Map your remote’s keys
  2. LM Remote KeyMap | Map your Firefly remote’s keys
  3. Remote Central Forums | Read reviews, talk with experts about HTPC remotes

Music

  1. Media Monkey | Free music organizer.
  2. iTunes | Apple’s behemoth.
  3. J. River Media Center | Commercial music organizer.

Video Players

  1. VLC | Very powerful free video player.
  2. Zoom Player | Commercial DVD player.
  3. TheaterTek | Commercial DVD player
  4. Power DVD | Another commercial DVD player
  5. Video Re Do| Edits commercials out

DVR Blogs

  1. PVR Wire | Recently retired, but still good info here.
  2. Brent Evan’s Geek Tonic
  3. PVR Blog

DVR Software

  1. Sage TV
  2. Myth TV
  3. Beyond TV
  4. Meedio

Utilities

  1. Tweak UI | Adjust hidden XP settings
  2. Powerstrip | Adjust nitty gritty graphics card settings.

Stores

  1. New Egg
  2. eBay
  3. PC Alchemy

Cases

  1. Silverstone
  2. Xoxide
  3. Build a plexi-glass case (tux.org)
  4. Dragon case mod (Extremetech.com)
  5. Living Room case mod (Makezine.com)
  6. Silent wooden case (Silentpcreview.com)
  7. How to paint your case (Linear1.org)

Apple

  1. Mac HTPC
  2. Anandtech on the Mac Mini
  3. Engadget’s take on the Mini

Forums

  1. HTPC Forums
  2. Mediaportal Forums
  3. Beyond TV Forums
  4. AVS Forums
  5. Build Your Own PVR Forums

Linux

  1. How-to from Linuxis.us
  2. How-to from Extremetech.com

Graphics Cards

  1. Extreme Tech’s guide - HTPC specific
  2. Excerpt from Build The Ultimate Home Theater PC
  3. PC World’s guide
  4. Nice collection of reviews (Digital-Daily.com)

Build A DVR Guides

  1. Home Theater PC Guide (2cpu.com)
  2. Build A Quiet Efficient HTPC (ExtremeTech.com)
  3. Build an HD HTPC (ExtremeTech.com)
  4. Build an HD HTPC (Firingsquad.com)
  5. Build your own DVR (Lifehacker.com)
  6. Build a Practical HTPC (Engadget.com)
  7. Free Tivo (makezine.com)

Did I miss one? I’m sure I did! Shoot me a comment.

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