Godzilla PVR: These guys built their own PVR with 11 tuners and 1TB of storage space. They did this to demo their own software: Beyond TV. For $70 and the hardware, you too can make the PVR of your dreams.
Since the price of 250 GB hard drives have dropped recently we choose to install four Seagate 250GB SATA drives for storing our BTV recordings and two Seagate 160GB SATA drives for the OS and other applications. We configured the four 250GB drives as RAID 0 (striping) and formatted them with NTFS and 64k blocks to increase the disk size and performance.
With one terrabyte of space allocated as our recording drive we are able to record 112 hours of HD material or 424 hours of standard definition material at Better quality.