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I want to buy some type of DVR to carry around while vacationing and camping. I may need to use it with Satellite or cable. Is there such a beast? With a simple VCR like connection between whatever may be converting the signal for the TV and the TV itself? I can't seem to find one that's not either proprietary (DirecTV) or has a fixed fee per month (I may use this machine only 2-3 weeks per year). Maybe I should just buy a new VCR if I can find one? Thanks.
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See the DVD Recorders forum.
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Check out the Neuros OSD at Neuros Audio website

It has composite in and out, records to CF, SD, USB, network etc in 640x480
MPEG4 resolution.

I own 4 of them
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Check out the Neuros OSD at Neuros Audio website

It has composite in and out, records to CF, SD, USB, network etc in 640x480
MPEG4 resolution.

I own 4 of them

i read a little bit on it but can you answer some questions for me? first off i have a laptop with windows xp, h20 direct tv and sxrd 60 inch sony #1 what do i need to record from the sat box or can i. #2 is it easy to install.# 3 can i play back what i recorded on the tv or pc only. # can you record a whole football game etc. thx in advance
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i read a little bit on it but can you answer some questions for me? first off i have a laptop with windows xp, h20 direct tv and sxrd 60 inch sony #1 what do i need to record from the sat box or can i. #2 is it easy to install.# 3 can i play back what i recorded on the tv or pc only. # can you record a whole football game etc. thx in advance

I was looking at this to and was wondering about the directv recording looking for something to record. have the directv h20 also
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You might look at Archos. Some of their products have S-Video and / or composite video in/out, some with wifi support, etc. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5...global&lang=en
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If you can find one, Pioneer had a very useful machine with a Tivo DVR and a DVD recorder in the same chassis.

Look for a used one in great shape from a private party or a repuatable B&M, preferably with the lifetime subscription on the Tivo.

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Is the Neuro OSD work like DVR, can be programmed, scheduled to record any channel that I want?
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Is the Neuro OSD work like DVR, can be programmed, scheduled to record any channel that I want?

The OSD will allow you to record from any standard video source with RCA or S-video output (DVD player, VCR, cable box, DVR, ...). It has an IR blaster to change channels on the video source for scheduled recordings. Since it does not have a Tuner or an EPG, it is not a DVR, but it is a good option if you want to record content in the MP4 format on an external HDD or a networked drive. (Disclaimer: I work for Neuros)
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If you can find one, Pioneer had a very useful machine with a Tivo DVR and a DVD recorder in the same chassis.

Look for a used one in great shape from a private party or a repuatable B&M, preferably with the lifetime subscription on the Tivo.

Toshiba also had a couple of those that also gave you free, basic TiVo service with them.

I think the Pio's might've had that, too. At least the more expensive Elite.

Humax made them, too, but I don't think they had the free service.

But if you're vacationing or camping you'd better have a phone line or internet connection handy to use one.
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