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post #1 of 11 Old 08-21-2001, 08:27 AM - Thread Starter
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Being "newer" at owning this unit, have these things ever fetched more $$$ than this? WOW. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1262693500
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But again, if a guy has the $$ and the unit is new
Did I miss something? Where does it say it's new?
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Did I miss something? Where does it say it's new?
These units are still turning up in electronics stores on shelves occasionally; though usually open box, it's not inconceivable that some boxed/unused ones could show up from old inventory somewhere. If that's what their selling, that it would presumably have a higher premium than a used unit; I believe that's what Pericles meant.


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You can order a Victor HM-DH30000 from Japan for a lot less than $2k. It records from the TU-DST5x and can play back as a standalone. The only issues with it are getting service, and audio playback problems on some recordings.

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$2K is too much for it. The highest I've seen it was $1600 and that was for the set (set top box and vcr).

But again, if a guy has the $$ and the unit is new, anything is possible. Personally, I wouldn't mind buying another one for a spare...

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Being "newer" at owning this unit, have these things ever fetched more $$$ than this? WOW. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1262693500

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R8der,

Two words: program archiving.

Many PV-HD1000 users are stockpiling HDTV on SVHS tape. Some have hundreds of tapes that are cheap (<$4 per 2 hours of storage) & easy to access.

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Can someone explain what Hipix is? I saw this in other posts before? Is someone building some kind of Personal Recorder, tivo like device that can handle high definition??

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These prices, to me, are simply mind boggling. For about $1000-1200 you can build a decent computer from scratch including the Hipix card and an 80GB Hard drive. The Hipix includes the OTA tuner already. So why pay $1600 or more for this??

If you really need to spend $1600, you can use the extra $400 to pick up two more 80GB hard drives and have a little cash left over. I just don't get it.

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Ken H is right. It's hard to beat archiving to D-VHS. Let's see, I've got 160 tapes at about 17GB per tape. That's 2.7 terabytes of data, hardly suitable for hard drives.

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I can see archiving a nature special on PBS or a concert, but I personally wouldn't ever want to watch the same episode of Everybody Loves Raymond or Becker more than once. For those that want to record for simple time shifting purposes, there are other options out there that are not preposterously priced.

Also, with the Hipix card you can, using downloadable software, record the data stream to a digital camcorder. I'm not an archiver, but I know several people who are doing this. There are alternatives out there.

Pericles, for info on the Hipix, do a search for "Hipix" and you'll have plenty of reading material.

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Most archiving is for HDTV movies.

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These prices, to me, are simply mind boggling. For about $1000-1200 you can build a decent computer from scratch including the Hipix card and an 80GB Hard drive. The Hipix includes the OTA tuner already. So why pay $1600 or more for this??

If you really need to spend $1600, you can use the extra $400 to pick up two more 80GB hard drives and have a little cash left over. I just don't get it.

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