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post #1 of 6 Old 10-23-2008, 01:17 PM - Thread Starter
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I want stop receiving cable and satellite. I plan to put up an antenna. What DVR or equipment do I need to receive analog transmission now, and digital transmission on Feb 19 so that I can record programming when not home?

I am very confused from reading online and don't want to buy unnecessary items or wrong items.

I have two flat screens: one is 1080p Sony with HD, the other is 1080 (I think) but no HD that we bought last year.
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A good SDTV HDD DVDR for OTA is the Philips 3576 or the Magnavox 2160 (built and operates like the 3576).

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For SD the above units are fine, but for an HD display, I'd just wait a couple of months for the Echostar TR-50 HD DVR to come out. There's information on it in the "HDTV Recorders" forum here.
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Thank you, Wajo.
Rammitinski, Echostar is a Satellite provider. Are you saying their DVR will
work without subscribing to satellite programming?
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Originally Posted by pjdxxxwa View Post

Rammitinski, Echostar is a Satellite provider. Are you saying their DVR will work without subscribing to satellite programming?

Actually Echostar is the parent company of Dish Network - who is a satellite provider. The TR-50 which Rammitinski mentioned will, in fact, be an OTA-only affair. Unfortunately it's still a bit unclear about when it's going to arrive - I think the current working theory is late November/early December timeframe, but that's still just a reasonably educated guess. Something could still go sideways, leaving you waiting for the TR-50 even longer - there's currently no way to know for sure.
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The TR-50 will also have a free guide and no fees (when using OTA), and will retail for $300.00.
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