Originally Posted by gastrof
This is crap and spam. Most cable companies scramble EVERYTHING now, and you can't record a cable channel without a cable box unless you use a device with a cable card provided and activated by them (and those cost, they're not free).
Why don't you tell us WHAT channels you've been able to record? (The Prime version of this thing doesn't even get OTA!)
You're not doing anything with this device that we can't do with the machines this forum's dedicated to and a cable box (with "adapter"), except record in HD, which this forum is not for, and we can store our recordings on optical disc.
Myself and others here record in widescreen on these recorders all the time.
Thanks for playing.
Recent poster said he couldn't record widescreen anymore because of the DTA the cable company gave him. Just offering a better, cheaper alternative. If you have a better solution, by all means, post it.
I said in my post that my cable card cost $2, not free. But many cable companies offer them for free or give you a credit, so they're cheaper than free. All are certainly cheaper than renting a box, DTA or DVR.
I'm telling you how to record in HD WITHOUT a cable box. I can burn to optical disc as well.
Although I don't use a Prime anymore (I upgraded to a 6 tuner Ceton), I can record every channel I subscribe to, which includes HBO, Sho, and about 700 other channels. I could post the whole list, but it wouldn't be pretty.
I try not to post this kind of thing over here unless the OP has issues that cannot be overcome any other way. OP was so frustrated he was going to cancel cable. There's no need to give up everything just because your recorder is no longer compatible. Just get a different one with the right capabilities.
To prove I'm not a spammer, I offer you to search my 11,000 posts on this board and find more than just a handful of references to the Prime, most of them critical of it. I can assure you I'm not an employee of Silicon Dust or any of their vendors. Just found a video I thought had the most useful info about it. Here are links to the Prime and their competitor Ceton (I use Ceton):
Carry on. I'll show myself out.