Thanks for the reply:
Originally Posted by TBoneit
A DVD is considered SD.
But a DVD still looks a lot better, at least to me it does.
Why make these that do not record in HD? Several reasons, IMHO most people won't pay the cost increase for having a larger hard drive, a BluRay burner, BluRay blanks cost a lot more too. Many people do not buy these to be a cheap fee less DVR.
I'm not concerned nor interested in the DVD portion. So that not withstanding, does that only leave a larger HDD needed as the only reason?
Originally Posted by Clint S
Here's a question that just occurred to me: Why can't something like a dual-tuner HD-recordable TiVo be used just like a 513? Simply as a stand-alone manually-set-timer DVR? (Are TiVo's still lacking commercial skip or a one-button 30 sec skip?)
Tivo's cost more. People that want to make Disks, DVD or BluRay need to go through extra time consuming steps with a good computer.
But they don't cost more. When I checked yesterday I saw them for around $200 and about $119 for the single-tuner versions. (And again, I'm not concerned with the lack of DVD functions). So I'm still wondering why can't a TiVo be used for HD 16:9 HDD
recording of HD 16:9 material from a cable co HD STB. Does a TiVo have a record timer on it like a VCR does or the 513 does? If so, then I can't see why one wouldn't work as described. Please explain.
Want anything from cable in your subscription, pay a monthly fee to the cable company for a cable card. or record through your cable STB.
is just what I want to do. But by "record through" I don't mean use it to record (as in have to get a DVR from them), I mean just as I do now--record "through"
a VCR. I simply want to replace the VCR with a HD recording "device" that won't have a monthly cost.
I have basic cable and I can tune and record all the Clear QAM channels with no STB on my TV or my Magnavox DVD Recorders.
Here, basic cable (STB-less) is limited to SD channels except for locals.