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Digital Stream DPH1000R HDTV Recorder with Digital Tuner and 320 GB HDD

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Playback is true 1080i HDTV (if original signal was 1080), not SD like on DVDs.

Cons: No closed captioning, period.

NOTE: There is a separate AVS thread that covers this device. It is titled "RCA DPH-1000R HDTV Recorder" It is a mix of Q&A and review comments (some correct, some not) that stretches on 4 long pages on AVS. I don't know where "RCA" came from... it's not on the box or documentation anywhere.

Based on almost 6 months use I am very pleased with the Digital Stream DPH-1000R recorder with the 320G hard drive. Setup is straightforward. It works as advertised.

If/when the sound fails, go to Setup menu and choose Factory Reset and it will be like new again. Saved programs are NOT deleted by the Reset procedure to fix the sound glitch. However you will have to re-scan available channels and then re-save your schedule for recording TV programs. (To avoid the sound glitch, power down the unit before plugging or unplugging a USB stick.)

When you fill up the hard drive (and with true HD recording you will!) you can delete selected programs easily, or "archive" selected HDTV programs by plugging in a standard USB memory stick on the back of the unit and copying the desired program, then delete it from the hard drive to free up space.

The unit has NO DVD input or output, period (neither the usual SD nor Blu Ray). Only 320G HDD recording and the ability to copy later to a USB stick.

Scheduled recording is easy using over-the-air schedules that I did not know TV stations transmitted. Schedule uses a 24 hour clock. (I don't have cable or dish, so I can't comment on that.) Instant one-button recording is even easier than scheduled.

The Digital Stream DPH1000R HDTV Recorder is well worth the price. I bought from www.bhphotovideo.com in NYC, although it is available from many other sources.
Digital Stream DPH1000R HDTV Recorder with Digital Tuner and 320 GB HDD
Description:

DPH1000R is capable of receiving free-to-air Analog/Digital/Unscrambled Cable signal and recording 120hours free broadcast with bulit-in 320GB HDD. In addition to that, user can enjoy various play option such as fast forward or rewind or pause. It also has Video/Audio input at the rear, so that user can watch external source such as Camcorder and record the program inside. More important, all functions will be done without monthly subscrption.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandDigital Stream
EAN0094922842893
FeatureReceives Digital/Analog/Clear QAM channels Records Digital/Analog programs Built-in 2.5-Inch 320GB HDD (38hrs HD/150hrs of SD) Simultaneous record while playback other titles (DTV only) Scheduled recording from EPG
Item Height2.4 inches
Item Length11.4 inches
Item Width8.76 inches
LabelDigital Stream America Inc
ManufacturerDigital Stream America Inc
MPNDPH1000R
Package Height4.5 inches
Package Length14.8 inches
Package Weight5.1 pounds
Package Width13.4 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberDPH1000R
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameDIGITAL_VIDEO_RECORDER
PublisherDigital Stream America Inc
SKUDPH1000RWYNIT20773
StudioDigital Stream America Inc
TitleDigital Stream DPH1000R HDTV Recorder with Digital Tuner and 320 GB HDD (Black)
UPC094922842893
UPCList - UPCListElement094922842893
Item Weight3.52 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementDPH1000R
ModelDPH1000R
ColorBlack
Warranty6month
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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