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I have new HD plasma TV and will have an antenna for OTA stations (no cable or satellite). Can I use a DVR? Are there special models for this kind of application? Obviously, I know nothing about these and would appreciate assistance.
 

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Okay, this may be the dumbest newbie question ever but...


I have new HD plasma TV and will have an antenna for OTA stations (no cable or satellite). Can I use a DVR? Are there special models for this kind of application? Obviously, I know nothing about these and would appreciate assistance.

You can use a Tivo Series 3 HD DVR to record OTA broadcast, but you'll have to subscribe to the Tivo service to make it work.


A better option would be to build/buy an HTPC.
 

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Okay, this may be the dumbest newbie question ever but...


I have new HD plasma TV and will have an antenna for OTA stations (no cable or satellite). Can I use a DVR? Are there special models for this kind of application? Obviously, I know nothing about these and would appreciate assistance.

If you have a Fry's Electronics around, they might still have some of the Sony DHG-HDD500's or 250's in stock. They are tuner/DVR's with a free, built-in guide. People using it with with digital cable sometimes have problems with it (more specifically, with cableCards), but for OTA or analog cable, they usually work great. There's a big thread on them over in the HDTV Hardware area of this forum.


There are no fees involved in using them.
 

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There is nothing other than the DHG-HDD500 that wil record HD? I am looking for the some thing...

Other than a PC, there's the LG 3410a, which are older and really hard to find.


How about these?: http://www.shopping.hp.com/entertain.../1/storefronts .


Or: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-7BHTyv4...p.asp?g=197850 .


The only other standalone DVR's available only record in standard definition.


What was the problem with the Sony's? Too expensive? Can't find them? They can usually be found on ebay for less than retail.
 
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