Alright so heres my symptoms. So I reloaded w7 ultimate about a month and half ago. Everything is running great. TV shows are being recorded, music plays, pictures, streaming etc... Within the past couple of weeks I could play regular tv skip back if I had to, pause live tv and everything was fine. But on recorded shows it would play for about 5-10 mins then it would say signal lost or just freeze up and the HDD light wouldnt flash or anything. So I'm guessing my HDD crapped out on me? Then last night it crapped out on me, I couldnt boot into windows, it would sometimes try loading into windows but would just keep loading at the little green bar screen. Everything else appears to run fine. I'm going to take it out tomorrow and mount it tomorrow to see if I can pull any data off. I think I may have an Extra HDD to toss in there just to make sure thats the issue.
What everyone is using for HDD company wise? I dont want to buy a WD HD, I was thinking a seagate? or Samsung?
Also curious to everyones insight on a dual OTA tuner card. I'd prefer just to have one card in the machine instead of two since its already crowded. I'm looking at getting the hauppage 2250, it should cover all my needs. Has anyone had any issues with it?