[opendtv] Re: ATSC High Def Recorder

  • From: Richard Hollandsworth <holl_ands@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 21:22:31 -0700 (PDT)

Tivo HD-DVRs (Series3 and HD) can ALSO be purchased outright with lifetime 

FYI: Lots of people continue to have problems getting a DVHS to work on their 
cable system.
Hence they frequently appear on eBay at reduced rates.
And here is a refurb unit from BHPhoto:
I would suggest calling them to see when they expect more new stock...

And for a lot more, you can buy "turn-key" HTPCs.....

BTW: The Hauppauge HD-PVR records HD programs to Blu-Ray disc, with HD 
Component Video input
from either Cable, SAT or OTA Receiver.  [Presumably uses DTCP "5C" copy 


--- On Thu, 7/17/08, dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx <dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx <dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [opendtv] ATSC High Def Recorder
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 9:47 PM

Does anyone know if there is a box one can buy with the following 
features? 1.  ATSC tuner.2.  Record native HD signals, full quality of the 
broadcast.3.  NO monthly fee or registration.4.  Record to Hard Drive for time 
shifting and replays.5.  HDMI output.6.  Composite Video output (to be used 
until I get a monitor with HDMI).7.  Be able to record one channel and watch 
another. The list is in order of importance. I used to use a computer with a 
MyHD card to record .ts files, but I would like just a
  plain blackbox that can use a universal remote and doesn't require running 
all the time. I found a Sony DVR and JVC DVHS that records HD, but it appears 
both are discontinued.  I found lots of DVD and PVR recorders that record SD, 
but not HD. I see that the TiVO is HD, but works only with a monthly charge.  
Do the DirectTV boxes require activation (i.e. monthly charge) to work with 
ATSC? I searched avsforum but getting through the all the posts took up more of 
my evening than I wanted it to and I still didn't find straight answers. If I, 
being in the business, can't get to the answers, how is the common consumer 
to? Dan 


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