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Old 01-08-2006, 10:03 AM - Thread Starter
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I just cancelled Directv and upped my adelphia cable vision to digital. I have a Hughes Directv hdvr2 receiver left over.

Can I use the hughes as a pass thru (cable only) device and just receive cable. I would like to do this as I could record cable programs on this device.

In addition to the standard Sat in and Sat out, it has Cable in and Cable out.

But so far it is only trying to look for a satilite dish (of which I have none connected now). Any thought how to jury this Hughes Directv hdvr2 to accept cable and record same would be appreciated.



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Old 01-08-2006, 02:33 PM
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It can't record anything other than DirecTV programming. It doesn't have an encoder in it. It just records the satellite's digital stream to the hard drive and then decodes it just like any old satellite receiver would. The cable/ant in is only for pass-through if your tv has just one coax input and you're using that for the DirecTivo.
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