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post #1 of 3 Old 02-04-2011, 04:19 PM - Thread Starter
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I know there are services out there with DVR's, such as TIVO, or cable. I currently have cable. But, the cable company or TIVO charges a monthly fee for using the DVR.

I want to buy a DVR with a built in TV tuner preferably that I can just buy, and not have the monthly fee. Then I either save some coin on cable and not have their upgraded box, and plug the cable box into it, or plug an antenna into it.

I know there are other solutions, such as builting a HTPC and connect it up to your surround sound receiver, or using a home network. But I am looking for just a DVR set-top box. Does anyone know of a company that makes one that will work in the U.S.? Do they make an HD one?


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High definition:

Tivo w/ pre-paid lifetime fee (no monthly costs)

Channel Master PalDVR (ATSC-only - dual-tuners)

Standard definition:

Magnavox 515, 513 (ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC, line inputs for external tuners)

More info on the HD recorders in the "HDTV Recorders" forum, and on the Magnavox's in the "DVD Recorders" forum.
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I have a Mitsubishi HD6000 that has ATSC Tuner/120GB Hard drive/ cable card slot. But you still have to pay monthly fees for a cable card I believe. I no longer have cable so send me a Private Message if you are interested.
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