The idea of PC based DVRs is not new, but historically, the only pre-assembled option was Microsoft's Media Center, which has many drawbacks including copyright hassles and limited flexibility. Now there are a number of pre-built PC DVRs, including those from Monolith Media Center.
With home theater PCs and DVRs making larger gains in popularity, Monolith Media Center offers pre-built boxes that give you access to MythTV software but without all the configuration hassle. One problem that many people have with DVR services such as TiVo, is their subscription costs. By running the MythTV suite, MonolithMC eliminates the subscription fees because of a free guide service. The issue with MythTV, however, is that is extremely difficult to configure and install on your own. MonolithMC gives everyone a shot to own a powerhouse media center that will set their living room apart.
Expect this category of DVRs to take off.
Pre-Built MythTV Media Centers
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