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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2005, 07:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey folks,

I need a new PVR...right now I have a ReplayTV and I'm inclined to get another one. It seems to me that Replay tends to have more of a consumer tilt than TiVo, in terms of not caving to content providers on features.

But mainly I want to get a box that is most likely to have my lifetime subscription last until I'm done with the unit. Right now TiVo looks scary, but since Replay is privately held I have no idea how they're doing.

Also, I wish I could get a unit with two tuners so I could record two shows at once. As far as I can tell the only units that have these are tied to satellite or specific cable providers, right? I'm not interested in going as far as a full media PC or MythTV type solution due to the expense.

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If you have a recent replay (5000 series) and get a second one, you will be able to record 2 shows at the same time and watch them on either one. You have to network the two replays to stream the shows.
If you want dual tuners, directivo is a good cheap solution.
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But directivo would require DirecTV right? Or can they be used with my cable provider? I live in an apartment, so satellie is not an option (otherwise I would actually use directv as it happens).
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Directivo will only work with directv. If you have cable, more replays are the obvious choice. Networking them together is the only hard part.
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