I found out about this project about a week ago using Stumble-upon. I ordered the parts for my first build last Sunday. I was going to go with a Neuros LINK http://www.neurostechnology.com/neuros-link. I feel that this is a much better solution for me. I still have some question that i was not able to find in the forms/wiki. I am going for a standalone(for now) Hybrid system with one/two PDA orbiters.
MSI K9N2GM-FIH AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboardhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130164
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processorhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103298
4GB of RAMhttp://http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
640GB HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148335
Bluetooth dongle http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833242001
Smallest case I could find with full hight PCI slots http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108092
Tira-2.1 OEM IR tx/rx http://www.home-electro.com/tira2.php
10/100 pci NIC
2x HP iPAQ 2215
Still need a tuner card. I want one that is internal dual tuner atsc w/ hardware decoding, but in the forums I did not see any that appear to be working well yet. Please let me know if i am wrong on this.
And my questions,,,
Does the PDA/WinCE orbiter software work over bluetooth? I did not see must about WinCE in the wiki.
I use Fios for my internet and it is going to take a little rewiring to set my Linux box as a gateway/dhcp. It is going to take a paycheck or two to get the necessary hardware. Until then, am I going to have any issues setting it up as a standalone unit running off my current network. Leaving the internal network jack open.