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Old 11-16-2011, 10:26 AM
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HD300 replacement

I have the need for another HD300 but of course cannot purchase one from SageTV... Looked on eBay and I don't think I want to spend ~$400 for a used HD300.

Currently using an older PC (big box) and I am getting grief about the "big ugly box sitting there doing nothing". So started looking for a small form factor PC to replace it with. Found several but know nothing about them. Feed back is okay but unreliable as no one mentions SageTV. Here is a link to the type I am looking at Zotac ZBOX, there are others but this one catches my fancy due to pricing. It can be built for under $400 and be used for other things down the line.

Anyone have experience with this type PC for SageTV? Please list them if you can. Do they support 1080p playback? I know the specs say it does but do they really?

Seriously looking for suggestions...

Jim
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:58 AM
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i'm only casually following the thread, but have you looked at this?

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56535
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:21 PM
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I'd take a look at this for sure:

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57491
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:45 PM
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HD-200s go for more like $200 and I like them as much as the HD-300s - maybe it is just my units but I find the HD-200s to require fewer power cycles than HD-300s and they don't need a cable dongle for non-HDMI cables.
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