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post #1 of 8 Old 02-05-2007, 11:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Going to be moving here in the next few months and wanna get up to speed on DVR's, TIVO's, etc.

The place I am going to be moving to is my dad's old house (my childhood home) and there has never been cable there................cause he always said it would cost too much to put cable that far off the road into the house. I'm going to check into the cable option as I'd rather have that than Satellite.

So...........I will either end up with Satellite or Charter, what will be the best option for a DVR setup? Don't know if networking is needed, but I do spend a lot of time on my PC as well.

Thanks for helpin a Newb
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No one?
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No one?

Well it was not a very good question now was it?

You need to do a little research and see what is available in youre area and at what cost.

What you want, how much recording time, service charges, "rent" or own, HD or SD?

A 'phile and his money are soon parted...
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If you want an HDTV PVR, you options are limited, otherwise whatever service you get eventually will have a DVR available, whether it is charter, Directv (~$6/mon), or Dishnetwork (~$10/mon). You can buy you own Tivo (cheap but $15 monthly fee), or buy a DVD recorder with a hard drive for around $300 with no monthly fee.
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Going to be moving here in the next few months and wanna get up to speed on DVR's, TIVO's, etc.

The place I am going to be moving to is my dad's old house (my childhood home) and there has never been cable there................cause he always said it would cost too much to put cable that far off the road into the house. I'm going to check into the cable option as I'd rather have that than Satellite.

So...........I will either end up with Satellite or Charter, what will be the best option for a DVR setup? Don't know if networking is needed, but I do spend a lot of time on my PC as well.

Thanks for helpin a Newb

If he's got a working antenna up that'll receive the analog host station to get the TVGOS info, consider something like the Panny E55 - It should be pretty compatible with cable AND satellite - at least Direct TV, anyway. But you'll most likely need that OTA host channel for it to work fully, without having to set everything manually on both ends (tuner/DVR). This will allow you to record in 480i SD only - not HD - but no monthly fees will be involved with the usage of the DVR or guide.
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If I disconnect a DVR from one room to another,would the content erase?

My sister ask me this,and I could answer her! She wouldn't want to loose her favorite shows
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No, you will not lose any recorded shows. They are kept on a hard drive like a computer.
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No, you will not lose any recorded shows. They are kept on a hard drive like a computer.

Thanks, I was confused on that one.

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