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I have a 5040 and want to know if I can u as a VCR (ie I set it to record M-F 11pm for example) and it doesn't need to change channels or even have a channel lineup. Just record that time slot.

Question #1 is do I need a subscription to do this, as this is all that I will be needing it to record.


Question #2 is can I archive (and if so how) my Replay TV shows on my PC via the ethernet hookup, and play them from my replay TV hooked up to my PC (running WinXP) via the ethernet.


thank you

please explain as much as possible. I normally would spend a lot of time first scouring the archives, but I need to get an authoritative answer by tomorrow to know if I am purchasing.
 

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1) Yes, Subscription is required to use the Replay for anything other than a doorstop: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=196680


2) dvarchive does everything you have described and it does it well:
http://dvarchive.sourceforge.net


Give the Replay a try, if you don't like it you can always return it. Please read the first thread I linked to before asking any further questions about the activation/subcription.
 

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1) yes you'll need a subscription for this. subscription is currently $9.95/mo or $250 lifetime. you will need to activate (subscribe) the unit so that it will work. if it isn't, after three days, it will stop functioning. so when you buy it, you can try it out for three days (assuming it is not pre-owned). or you can just pay $9.95 to try it out. if you don't like it, cancel the subscription, and return it to the store while you are allowed (store policy applies, 14 days 30 days?)


2) yes this is possible. the most popular program for this purpose is DVArchive ( http://dvarchive.sourceforge.net/ )
 

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Thanks for the responses.

Jsut to check

So if I have my (subscribed) replaytv in the bedroom, hooked up via ehternet to my WinXP PC running dvarchive. I can see the shows I have stored (archived) on my PC. The remaining question would be, does it stream it directly from the PC, or does it have to DL the show first and then show it. and if it needs to D/L it, how long does it take to transfer a 1/2 hour show from the PC to the replaytv?
 
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