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qwerty11's Avatar qwerty11
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I have already confirmed through Comcast that I can buy an HD box and not have to pay the second box fee, but would this be the same with a DVR?
Brad Bishop's Avatar Brad Bishop
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You can buy a TiVo and then, typically, lease the cable card from the cable company for $1-2/month.
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I like ReplayTV better( download to your PC, commercial skip,etc..) but the only problem is dealing with changing channels with that stupid cable boxes. You need to know how to figure out the entire IR blaster code thing.
Waseem's Avatar Waseem
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Hi Qwerty11

What I would suggest is the Magnavox RMDR515H/F7. This is a DVR with a DVD burner and a 500GB hard drive built in. It has a nice digital tuner that can pick up most of the digital cable signals from Comcast. I would suggest you check it out at:

http://www.magnavox.com/p/index_player.php?id=60

I maybe able to buy a refurbished unit from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Magnavox-MDR51...4605296&sr=8-3) and save some on a great unit.

I own one and I have Comcast, and it works great. I still use the cable box with it for the scrambled channels but all in all the digital tuner does most of the work.

Hope I wetted your appetite ;-)

Waseem
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Click #1 in my sig. for an indexed list of info and help files on the Mag HDD/DVD recorders.
jon t's Avatar jon t
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I just checked with comcast and the answer is no. We cannot buy "dvrs" and skip on paying the rental fee to comcast. We can only buy "modems" and have them 'activated' by comcast.


realdreams's Avatar realdreams
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jon t View Post
<p>I just checked with comcast and the answer is no. We cannot buy "dvrs" and skip on paying the rental fee to comcast. We can only buy "modems" and have them 'activated' by comcast.</p>
Of course they say u cant so u can rent one from Comcast...1st CableCARD is free with Comcast...
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