quoting Frankstein Junior!
So, this post is to inform all the LinuxMCE community that, at last and after many problems (not all caused by LinuxMCE including a bios reflash, a couple of burnt internal cables, and endless hours spent installing and reinstalling the system) now it (mostly) works!
I'll post a detailed hardware configuration later in the Wiki, but the bulk of my system (core/hybrid) is a MEGA MSI-850 barebone system (a strange hybrid of pc and hi-fi) with a Hauppauge PVR-350 card (configured as PVR-250) and an NVIDIA GEForce TI 4200.
I would like to thank everybody who partecipated in development of this wonderful (but not yet very user friendly) system... too often I've seen post with people complaining when something doesn't work out of the box, but with some google-ing and a lo of patience...
IT CAN BE DONE!
Cheers and thanks again!