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i'm getting ready to buy a HDTV monitor with some external HD tuner (vs. the built in one). I'm planning on a Toshiba widescreen, 1080i capable and will have a progressive scan DVD.
i have tivo for over a year.
i'm vaguely familiar with DMCA due to TIVO/DirectTivo recording topics, etc., so don't want to hear any legal mumbo-jumbo about that.
from 169time.com topics i've read, some people talk about "crappy cable" so u want to playback hdtv recordings to get access to other programming, or have archives - i want none of that.
look, all i want to do is utilize the thousands of dollars i'm getting ready to invest and be able to record an hdtv show when i'm not at home. it certainly seems a shame that if i'm out on a Friday night and cant watch Nash Bridges live, then when i return, my [seemingly] only option is to watch a Tivo'd analog signal, not in widescreen.
if that starts happening, i think i'll feel bad about 'throwing' away a bunch of money by having to resort to only/mostly LIVE HDtv (the Tivo has spoiled me).
i know for hdtv the Tivo is out of the loop.
what i'm asking here is for some input about what additional components I'm going to need to purchase to get what I feel will be worth of my inital HDTV investment. If you can, please explain what/why the component is and what it gives me. I need to budget for all the extra stuff i'm going to need.
i have DISH network, but usually don't get programming other than soccer. have no desire to get any programming from them.
i'd rather not get Directv - but it is possible that ONLY if the English Premier League soccer package is available on Directv this year (it hasn't been the last 2 years), then I will dump DISH and get a DirectTivo.
i have Time Warner digital cable which gives the HBO & Showtime digital feeds - great, i only watch Sopranos & Stargate on those channels anyway.
i will watch DVDs but have NO desire to record those.
other programming will come from over the air in Tampa, FL - and if thats only CBS, then thats fine.
so, i've got to record HBO-HD, Showtime-HD and multiple OTA shows.
thanks so much for the info -
ps - sorry to hear about all yall's 169time probs - i read about that 6 months ago and thought that was going to be my solution.
pps - i'm not against going to japan in the next two months if there is something i can aquire there that will help.
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