Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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I'm looking for a replacement for my VCR (moving it along with the TV and DVD player to the bedroom). I have just bought a new progressive scan DVD player so do not really need or want to buy a DVD/PVR combo unit. I also am not really interested in getting a satellite dish (partly due to the fact that I have four TV's and would thus need four receivers). I also do not want a monthly fee so it seems the TiVo etc. units are out.
I've read about standalone PVR's and would just like some advice on where to go and what to buy. I'd like to keep the spending to a minimum (just bought an X1 projector and DVD player). I would realy rather buy new but used could be an option (such as the version 1 TiVo units, this seems to be something I could use?).
Can these things be set to Canadian channels regardless of where one is? I am in a town of only 100,000 people and on Shaw cable. I checked their website and they show no PVR's for sale. I won't be storing anything for long periods, just recording shows while out so I don't really care if it has only 40G of space or whatever.