Howdy all,
I am doing some hardware shopping for a Mythbox, Ubuntu style. I have been looking through the forums on several sites and have still gotten myself confused. (Not really hard at 4am) I have put together, what I think, would work. I was hoping someone with more experience than me would check it out and offer suggestions if needed.

Motherboard: BIOSTAR NF520-A2 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 520 MCP ATX AMD
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX72G512P1 GeForce 7200GS 128MB 32-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported
TV Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 MCE 274 PCI Interface Tuner Card
Ram: A-DATA 2 x 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
HDD: Frontend: pata/ide 10-20g (whatever I have laying around)
Backend: sata 500g (whatever’s on sale)

Am I correct in thinking that any MCE usb 2.0 remote will work? That is the way I am reading things.

I am putting this together for watching movies. I have 2 rugrats that like to scratch DVDs. I want to get more of my moneys worth out of the disk. Not doing cable because I just have an antenna.

I want to just make sure before dropping the change

Thanks for your help!