I built a HTPC in 2009 with the following specs:
Motherboard - Gigabyte - GA-MA785GM-US2H - Not exactly sure on the revision, purchased 11/2009
CPU - AMD - Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz
Video - Sapphire - Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770
RAM - Kingston - HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 Dual Channel Kit - KHX6400D2LLK2/4GR
System Drive - Kingston - SSDNow V-Series 64GB SATA2 - SNV125-S2BD/64GB
Storage Drive - Western Digital - Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3Gb/s - External
Optical Drive - LG - CH08LS10 Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
Tuner - AVerMedia - AVerTV Combo G2
Sound - Integrated - ALC889A
Power Supply - Corsair - CMPSU-450VX
NIC - Integrated - Realtek 8111C 10/100/1000 Mbit
OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Monitor - Insignia - 42" 1080P 60Hz LCD HDTV - NS-LCD42HD-09
Router - Linksys - E3000 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router
Internet - Connected Lyfe - 50Mb/s through Utopia Fiber-Optic Network
TV - Over-the-air & Satellite through DirecTV (Choice XTra package with HD Receiver, no DVR)
That is quite a complete list of more than hardware components, but I wanted to make sure you had all possible information about my setup and situation that you may need in order to accurately answer my question. My question is:
Is there a way to change one of the HDMI ports on my computer to accept an incoming signal from an external HDMI source, such as my satellite HD receiver?
If this is not possible, is there any hardware expansion card out there that will allow me to add this to my computer?
If neither of these scenarios are possible, is there any possible way to run my satellite tv through my computer so I can utilize my HTPC as a DVR for my satellite TV service?