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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-10-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,267
Posted By lurker623
Houston Guy Did you get the testing done?...

Houston Guy

Did you get the testing done? This unit sounds similar to an RCA model called the DRC7005n. Are the companys related?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-18-2004, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By lurker623
Can the RCA DRC8005n take input from a RCA...

Can the RCA DRC8005n take input from a RCA DRC7005n unit and burn to disc?
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-28-2004, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By lurker623
8005n I have not used it. It's only burns to a...

8005n I have not used it. It's only burns to a disc and right now discs have limited storage. The amount of record time is less than 10 hours . I have VCR tapes that do that much. Also no one is...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   09-14-2004, 01:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
I have also used a Maxtor 120 gig. I have read...

I have also used a Maxtor 120 gig. I have read that 137 gig is the limit as to how much hard drive the DRC7005n will take.
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   09-14-2004, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By lurker623
Yes it is very easy. You need to use either a...

Yes it is very easy. You need to use either a Seagate or a Maxtor IDE harddrive .

The DRS7000N hard disk cannot be upgraded. The DRC7005N can have up to 137GB
added. The instructions below are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-04-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8,915
Views: 957,575
Posted By lurker623
I dont use TIVO but this is good news 11:55...

I dont use TIVO but this is good news

11:55 AM PDT, August 4, 2004 E-mail story Print


FCC Approves Limited Video Web Sharing
Over the objections of some in Hollywood, agency says new...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   07-21-2004, 10:35 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Yes I used a Segate U6 family of drives. I have...

Yes I used a Segate U6 family of drives. I have read on this forum that some folks have had success using Western Digital drives also.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-21-2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By lurker623
The DRC 7005n is a CD player with a feature that...

The DRC 7005n is a CD player with a feature that allows for recording 64 hours of Cable or Television programs. It can be easily upgraded by swaping out it's oem 40 gig hard disc drive with a larger...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   07-12-2004, 07:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Judging from the comments on these boards, the...

Judging from the comments on these boards, the quality control on the DRC7005n and DRS7000 seems erratic at best. I have 2 DRC7005n and have had NO PROBLEMS with either of them. I have upgraded one...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-30-2004, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By lurker623
The Drs7000n seems to be out of production. It...

The Drs7000n seems to be out of production. It was replaced by the DRC7005n. The DRC7005n is a better model. It has more efficent use of its harddrive, and its harddrive can be upgraded. It has no...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-30-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
These upgrade instructions for the DRC7005n...

These upgrade instructions for the DRC7005n work. I have just upgraded my unit using them.
Thanks CraigHC

Here are the steps I used. It is a straight HDD swap and initialize. The "format"...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-14-2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
The Guide Plus system is something I have rarely...

The Guide Plus system is something I have rarely used. I use it mainly to keep the clock in DRC on time. I don't mind manually programing shows. Guide Plus nor TIVO to my knowledge can react to an...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-14-2004, 09:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
The Guide +system is spotty. I use the unit...

The Guide +system is spotty. I use the unit strictly as a vcr. It seems happy that way. Set up the DRC without the cable box. I bet you will get better results. This unit is simple I keep my...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-13-2004, 07:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Jaybp I'm good ole cable boy myself. You...

Jaybp

I'm good ole cable boy myself. You sat guys get the extra stuff like TIVO. Anyway for now my DRC7005n works like a dream and no extra fee's. The fee was what made me seach for a TIVO...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-12-2004, 02:15 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Kevin44 So sorry to here about your...

Kevin44

So sorry to here about your experiences with the DRC7005n and with Buy.com. I have had only good ones with both. Sometimes you gets lucky and other times you don't.

Why didn't you...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   04-22-2004, 08:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Hey folks I just found a site with pictures of...

Hey folks I just found a site with pictures of the inside of the DRC7005n.

here is the address.

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group...r=/Look+Inside...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   04-02-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Yeah the one drawback of all the nonTivo and...

Yeah the one drawback of all the nonTivo and Replay units is their inability to recover from a power outage. I have both my units(DRS7000, and DRC7005n) conneted to backup power supplies. It helps...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   03-10-2004, 07:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
If you are using cableTV, then make sure the...

If you are using cableTV, then make sure the guideplus system is set properly. By that I mean make sure its set to the right stations. In both
the DRS7000 and the DRC7005n this is critical for...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-08-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By lurker623
I'd also check out the DRC7005n. They have no...

I'd also check out the DRC7005n. They have no monthly fee , the harddrive , which records 65 hours of progaming in the low setting can be upgraded, and the unit plays DVD's. I think its the lowest...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   02-27-2004, 08:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
I don't use the guide. It seems like a big...

I don't use the guide. It seems like a big hassle. The unit beyond the guide works well. The Drc7005n works more better than the older unit.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-09-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By lurker623
I guess the real question is, is it really...

I guess the real question is, is it really anonymous? TIVO has your registration card and therefore knows your boxes id. I bet that is attached to the data they send out.

Its why I like boxes...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-30-2004, 07:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Yeah -but the rebate is only $40 and no free...

Yeah -but the rebate is only $40 and no free shipping. I figure they will keep unit between $260- 220. Much below $200 and RCA will lose money.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-28-2004, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By lurker623
The Drc7005n is a basic VCR replacement. It has...

The Drc7005n is a basic VCR replacement. It has 4 recording modes low, basic, Normal, and high quality. In the low quality recording mode it allows for 64 hours of recording on to a 40 gig hard...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-27-2004, 02:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Jaypb I must have been lucky. But I did not...

Jaypb

I must have been lucky. But I did not send in anything from a packing receipt. I mentioned it it in my emails to them but never sent one. On the other hand I started out threatening Buy.com...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-27-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,636
Posted By lurker623
Unleash the inner Jerk and make those Hamsters...

Unleash the inner Jerk and make those Hamsters PAY!!! Unless there is something you are not mentioning you should havebeen able to get a rebate.

Check your trash bin for the reciept /...
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