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I am a newbie here but I have a question for all of you AV gurus.
I am looking at getting a new DVR with either a DVD or Blue-Ray player, I was looking for one that has a digital tuner and speaker out puts so I can use remote speakers with it. Does anyone know if they make such an animal, and if so what brand and model is it?
post #2 of 5
There are DVD recorders with built-in TV tuners. You can record shows to DVD, but they're down-converted to standard DVD resolution (no HD). I think some may have hard drives as well, but I haven't yet seen any with Blu-ray capability.
post #3 of 5
they can only record in standard defintion cause they only have composite and s video inputs. but if the recorder has a hard drive and its an upconverter as well it will play the videos that you recorded in HD.
post #4 of 5
There are several models by LG and Panasonic that can record HDTV to a hard drive and from there burn to Blu-ray. For some reason they don't seem to be available in the US, though -- only in Europe and the Asia-Pacific so far.
post #5 of 5
You are not going to find all of those in one device.

You may be able to find an all in one Home Theater in a Box that has a blu-ray player, amplifier and speakers, but it won't have a DVR.

If you need HD recording, the TiVo or Dish Network DTVPal DVR are your only choices. If you don't need HD recording / playback there are several DVD recorders with digital tuners.
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