Trying to decide on which hardware/software combinations would be best for my Mac mini DVR setup. I'm using for now my cable box (Brighthouse) for HD content, and need to decide on a setup to use as a DVR, here's what I've found so far. I'd consider just OTA HD, but I still need for my young son content only cable or satellite provides. 1) EyeTV HD $185 (with EyeTV 3 DVR software) Great solution, and pretty cost effective, nothing else to buy, and no issues with IF blaster and channel changing. Does cost after first year $20 subscription for TV program guide. However, although it records HD video content, it only records analog audio. 2) Hauppauge HD-PVR $185 (HDPVRCapture, EyeTV 3, MythTV, SageTV software) Little more expensive than the EyeTV, as you need to buy for $30 HDPVRCapture to use with Macs, and there seems to be problems with setting up channel changing with the IR blaster. EyeTV 3 appears to be a better solution, although more expensive ($80), while MythTV is free. No charge for TV guide though. And it records in digital audio. Not sure how well this would work with MythTV or SageTV. 3) SiliconDust HD $80 (EyeTV 3, MythTV, SageTV) Not sure about this, although least expensive of the bunch. Apparently uses the ethernet port on your modem to stream content from your cable or satellite box, if I'm not mistaken. OK,not this one, only can record from OTA HD or unencrypted cable. 4) AppleTV? Don't know what Apple is thinking about this, don't want just rentals but who knows, maybe they will get content providers to come on over. 5) TiVo DVR Other option is forget about making my Mac mini a DVR and just buy a used Tivo until more content moves online and I can use Plex or something similar for DVR recording directly off the internet. Any other ideas about this setup or things I missed? My goal is to eventually get rid of cable as content moves to the internet, hopefully sooner than later. In the meantime, I can avoid my cable companies $10 a month DVR rental fee and almost pay for this system. BTW, are content providers getting the picture that maybe they can make more money by putting their content online (either ad or subscription supported) and let the consumer decide what they want rather than cable/satellite providers forcing us to buy expensive packages?