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post #31 of 38 Old 04-10-2012, 11:30 PM
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Church AV Guy, you are quite right. Using dummy recordings to occupy the background tuner works very well. I have two two-tuner Comcast DVRs, and two Pio HDD DVDRs. I'm a news junkie. I record live broadcasts of several news programs from one of the DVRs to one of the DVDRs, using dummy recordings. I prefer the functionality of my DVDR for faster playback, better control, easier commercial skipping, etc. Also, I like to save a few news items, so I just edit out what I don't want, and burn the rest to disc later.

With the other DVR and DVDR, I do it the other way. I record movies on the HDD of the DVR, and transfer them later, either while I'm out, or while I'm watching them.

I did a thread that has passed to many pages back, about using the Comcast DVR as a tuner for the Pio DVDR. It has strategies and tricks, from myself, and others.


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Hey, if he wants to do it this way, then that's his choice. I too have concluded that the best way of doing these things is to let the Tivo record, and you just play back the recording. In the instances that I wanted to have the recording done automatically I was recording a program that was on from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM daily. I always start my recordings five minutes early, and end them five minutes late. (This has been useful, especially in the days when some stations went one or two minutes over in a show and that propogated through the whole rest of the evening's schedule. Anyway...) So the Tivo was recording from 3:55pm to 5:05pm daily. I set up the Tivo with a manual timer on a differnet channel to record from 3:50PM to 4:05 PM daily. This one ALWAYS came on first, and occupied the background tuner. The show I wanted to watch then came up and was given the forground tuner (with the active A/V outputs). I put a program in my DVD recorder to record from the Tivo, input AV1, from 3:55 to 5:05 daily, and I never failed to get my program. I would then just delete the material form the manual timer recording, as I didn't care about it, and I saved the actual program I wanted on the Tivo until I made the DVD of it.

It's easier to do than explain.

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Thanks again, for the replies. I am learning a lot from this thread.
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I did a thread that has passed to many pages back, about using the Comcast DVR as a tuner for the Pio DVDR. It has strategies and tricks, from myself, and others.

And likely lost unless one knows what to search for. It seems the thread list has been drastically clipped to mid-March. It's not just this forum.

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    ...I did a thread that has passed to many pages back, about using the Comcast DVR as a tuner for the Pio DVDR. It has strategies and tricks, from myself, and others.

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And likely lost unless one knows what to search for. It seems the thread list has been drastically clipped to mid-March. It's not just this forum.

On the bottom of your search results list(under the header display options you have the options of how far back you want to display results. For me this forum always stays on 1 month which gives me about 2-3 pages but for whatever reason some other AVS forums regularly change to a lower value like a week It's easy to change back using the drop down options and generally they stick.
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Would the Pan.EH-59 or 69 work just as well as the Mag.515, connected to the Tivo, or would the lack of a tuner be a drawback? I would rather edit on a Pan. than the Mag.515.
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If you are connected to a Tivo, and are only using the line inputs for recording, no antenna input to the DVD recorder, then there would no difference between rocording on an EH59/69 or the 515. These machines have line inputs, and tuners. The Panasonic machines have tuners, but they are not set up for North American TV signals. If you are not using the tuner in your DVD recorder (like I am not, or at least was not until DirecTV temporarily turned off one of my channels) then the Panasonics will work just fine for you.

Allowing for the oddities of these machines, which have been expressed in this forum many times. A search will bring these up.

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CTL, thanks for the link to my old thread. Another way of finding threads, if you have participated in them, is to open the list of all your subscriptions. That's how I located that old thread, when I bumped it up for people in the past.
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