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Basically I want to replace 2 HIFI VCRs with a dual tuner DVR. I don't want Tivo or any subscription service - just the basic VCR controls (record at date/time on chan for length). 80 hours of hard disk or so should be good. Having a builtin DVD recorder/player would be nice, but not mandatory. The most important features would be adequate disk storage and dual tuners.
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I went looking for options to replace our TiVos and came up empty. Everything was either tied to a subscription service, discontinued long ago, or too make-it-at-home for my tastes.
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Most of the DVR/PVR's with DVD recorders built in (ie: Panasonic, etc...) don't have monthly subscriptions and are more along the lines of a VCR or a VCR with guide + service, but I don't recall ever hearing of one with dual tuners.

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As far as I can tell - In the U.S., the only dual-tuner options are:

Tivo (monthly fee)
Provider-supplied box (Dish;Motorola 6412 or SA8300 (cable);DirectTV)
Media Center PC


Only the Provider-supplied boxes have HD.
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Originally Posted by dbecoll
Basically I want to replace 2 HIFI VCRs with a dual tuner DVR. I don't want Tivo or any subscription service - just the basic VCR controls (record at date/time on chan for length). 80 hours of hard disk or so should be good. Having a builtin DVD recorder/player would be nice, but not mandatory. The most important features would be adequate disk storage and dual tuners.
What kind of service do you have?

What kind of tuners does your TV have built-in?

What do you intend to use the 2 tuners for?
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