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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I just got my DST50/DVHS combo and I'm pretty pleased. But I thought I'd ask you folks that have had them for a while for any tips/tricks.

Namely, is there an easy way to set timers or must I do it in both the 5000 and the DVHS manually? Will the 5000 blaster start the record on the DVHS? Any other goodies someone can share?

Thanks,

Tom
post #2 of 7
If you power down the Dish5000 system, then I suppose you need to set it's timer too. I keep mine up and set to the channel and only set the tuner timer. This works good enough for me. I may begin to experiment with setting the timer for the Dish5000 when I need to make a switch from HBO to Showtime HD when going from Timer 1 to Timer 2 but so far that situation hasn't come up yet since I usually need to switch tapes anyway. At that time I just put the 5000 in the right channel for the next program.

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks Don. After messing with it a bit, I finally got around to noticing the DST50's timer setup and the handy "Record" mode. So, I guess I'll have to just set the 5000 timer then the DST50.

Tom
post #4 of 7
Some questions, pretty please...

How much is this combo?

Where can I get this combo?

And will it work with the DTC-100?

I am very jazzed about being able to archive some of this stuff on HBO, etc...

Thanks,

James
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Originally posted by tommyboy2:
I just got my DST50/DVHS combo and I'm pretty pleased. But I thought I'd ask you folks that have had them for a while for any tips/tricks.

Namely, is there an easy way to set timers or must I do it in both the 5000 and the DVHS manually? Will the 5000 blaster start the record on the DVHS? Any other goodies someone can share?

Thanks,

Tom
post #5 of 7
Unfortunately, finding this complete combo will be very hard as they have been pulled off the market. Keep an eye on e-bay for the bids for used equipment. This system only works with the Dish5000/HDTV modulator combo or any other 8VSB output source. Thae last good time to buy this system was back in March. After that everything dried up. There were some recent e-bay auctions but even these were bogus and were pulled off before the bidding ended due to "no stock available"

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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
James,

As Don has said already, you cannot use this with the DTC100 as the DST50 can only accept an 8VSB signal. Currently, the only satellite receiver that I know of that is capable of doing that is a Dish 5000 with the addon HDTV modulator.

As for the combo, the units are very hard to find. I managed to get mine for under $1,600. I got a couple of other guys in on this deal, however, the source took a few weeks and said he can't take any more orders since they are hard to find. I believe he can get some DST50 B stock, but the HD1000s are tough to get. I think there is a guy selling a combo here in the classifieds...albeit he wants big bucks...I think he was asking $2500 or so. But if you must have it, he may be the guy to talk to.

Tom


[This message has been edited by tommyboy2 (edited June 26, 2000).]
post #7 of 7
Well, I have found the recorder for $600, but I will need to find the other piece. I am just wondering if I should buy it and pray someone comes out with some kind of firewire box that translates thes RGBHV signal, etc...

James
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