My new Gentoo workstation, Myth server, and Myth client: Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra939 Athlon64+ 4000 4x 1GB PC-4000 DIMMS nVidia Geforce 6800 Ultra, 256MB GDDR3, dual DVI Audigy4 Pro Sound Card 4x Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250 1x 74GB 10Krpm Western Digital drive 3x 300 GB SATA drives for storage 2x 16xDVD-RW Full Tower case Antec TruePower 550WPSU Logitech diNovo Media Desktop 2x BenQ FP231W 23" Widescreen LCD Monitors (supports 1920x1080) Gentoo stage 1 MythTV backend, and frontend This computer will be connected to four digital cable boxes using S-video inputs. The external boxes will be controlled by four infrared transmitters taped over their IR receiver windows. These transmitters will be connected using a USB connection. This will be a Gentoo workstation as well as a MythTV backend and frontend. I will place several other frontends throughout the house. All the digital cable boxes will be moved to sit beside this computer. The computers near the TVs will have their own remote controls. They will be "dumb" terminals. DVDs played on the front "terminals" will automatically be saved on the server. This whole system will act like a giant PVR. There will be 900 GBs of space to create a giant library and for temporary workspace for the PVR. Four people will be able to watch all different channels with full PVR capabilities, and I'll be able to work on the computer at the same time. Technology is great. I'm still figuring how I'm going to hook up VOOM, because ideally, I'd like 2 terminals to have access to HD material. Right now I'm considering Firewire access to the Voom box or even the digital cable box.