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I'm new to this and didn't see a current message that covered this.. (there may be if so forgive me.)


I've started looked at various D-VHS recorders. However, one thing that isn't clear. How is the ATSC (HD-TV) recording done?


Do I need to buy a second OTA reciever (w/ firewire out?) or do these VCRs contain an internal OTA receiver.


(If I have to buy an OTA reciever w/ firewire, this seems rather silly to have to buy one more thing..) :(


(FYI, my TV does NOT have firewire, it has DVI-D and Component video...)


Any suggestions on what to focus on, or even suggestions to stay away from this technology would be appreciated.


Thanx,

Mark
 

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The only way to record HD to D-VHS is with a STB that has firewire. The most common options on this board are the Samsung T-165 (OTA only), the 169time solution (OTA+satellite) and a recording solution for Dish Network. It is unlikely we will see a VCR with a tuner capable of receiving HD for quite some time.
 

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Man that seems silly to me.. for approx $30 worth of parts they can do OTA (and that funky Cable TV standard).


Then again, what the hell do I know.. Guess I'll just have to wait for the HD TiVos if they ever come out.. I refuse to buy an OTA STB and D-VHS..


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Once, you've already got the STB, the D-VHS is a relatively inexpensive add-on. The Mitsubishi decks (VERY reliable for OTA) can be had for around $300. At this price level, it is well worth it to me to be able to record HD.
 
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