Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
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Since I am a retired industrial electrician, I have lots of time on my hands. I guess it would be a good inexpensive project, to get it working again. I purchased it when it was a pre-order. As I recall, They replaced my original box, but don't remember why.
HD was just coming to broadcast TV, and only a few of the NFL games were even broadcast in 1080i or 720p. My cable provider wanted $10 extra a month to add the HD channels, which I felt should have been included in my existing package. Anyway, I installed an antenna onto my roof, purchased this DVR, for a total cost of about $400. All that just to save $10 a month, but it was the principle of it. I had just gotten my rear projection Toshiba 65" HD TV.
After my PAL died, I used a $30 Android stick, slapped OpenELEC onto it, and used TVheadend as my networked DVR. This of course, system still needed one of the HDHomeRun networked OTA tuners. Since then, I have moved to Emby DVR, still using the HDHomeRun OTA networked tuners.
I have multiple clients on different TV's that share the networked DVR.
So, even if I got the PAL DVR working again, I doubt if I would ever use it.