I'm thinking seriously about building a PVR. I am doing this on the cheap. I have an old PIII 550 laying around doing nothing. It has a 120gb drive. I'm also looking for an inexpensive capture/TV tuner card. The least expensive mpeg2 hardware encoder I have found is the Avermedia M150 (about $60). From what I've read this should get me into the lower end of PVRs. Of course, I would use the open source MythTv that runs in a Linux environment. In fact I have discovered Knopp/Myth as a marriage of MythTv and Linux that is set up to make the installation of both fairly easy. Anyone think I'm going off in the wrong direction?