For the benefit of no one but those who randomly google for this information, here is the complete listing of hardware I used to building my tivo-style computer. The goals of this computer:
- Display tv channels transparently (no weird interaction, just like a cable box)
- Act as networkable mp3 jukebox
- Record tv shows, including those on digital cable
- Basic pause, rewind, commercial skip
- Near-silent operation
The complete list is in the extended entry below.