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OK, so I found a Philips DVDR3576H brand new in the box at Wal Mart for $100 ($108 out the door with tax). And to tell you the truth I have no idea what I'm going to try to do with it or where I am going to set it up or even how I can incorporate it into my every day setup.


Right now I have three TV's.


#1: Living room: 47" 1080P LCD w/ Motorola HD STB (Component) , Wii (Component), and BluRay (HDMI) player hooked up through a Onkyo 605.


#2: Master Bedroom: 32" LCD 720P w/ Motorola Moxi HD-DVR (Component) and my desktop computer (VGA).


#3: Spare Bedroom, 15" CRT TV


I would love to somehow get it incorporated into TV #1 and use it to pause life TV, but I watch nothing but the ~24 HD channels from the STB and would probably have to set it up to switch between the STB and the 3576 (Since I am assuming all the HD movie channels are scrambled). I just don't see a clean way to incorporate it into my living room setup.


I would love to put it in the Master Bedroom and move the Moxi to the living room, but the significant other watches most of her TV in the bedroom off the DVR and she doesn't want to lose the ease of use of the Moxi in the bedroom.


That leaves the spare bedroom, but no one really watches any TV in there, but I could use it to record and burn to DVD from there.


I'm looking for ideas how you guys use your DVDR's w/ HDD's... any suggestions?
 

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You could place the 3576 1st on the coax in front of either #1 or #2 cable boxes as shown in sketch 1b here , scan for channels with the Channels > Auto Channel Preset > Cable (Analog/Digital) menu as described here, and see how many are unscrambled. If any, then you could record one channel while watching another thru the Mot tuner or the TV tuner while the 3576 is recording.


Motorola boxes don't send WS signals thru their Composite or S-Video outputs (the only cables the 3576 can accept that'll deliver the 480i signal all DVDRs need to record), but you could also make 4:3 copies of stuff only the box can tune. With a "filter" on the box > 3576 connection, like the Apple TV Converter or others, you could deliver full 16:9 WS to the 3576 thru those 480i connections.


With HD boxes, just be aware that the 3576 is a SDTV recorder so PQ won't be as good as your true HD stuff.
 

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I use my Philips 3350 to pause SD stuff I watch and to archive HD shows that I'm not willing to give up DVR space for. At a fast enough record speed, most things recorded from the HD source still look pretty good in 480.
 

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Originally Posted by DeoreDX /forum/post/15439696


OK, so I found a Philips DVDR3576H brand new in the box at Wal Mart for $100 ($108 out the door with tax).

Could you please tell me which Walmart you bought it at? I've been calling my local Walmarts, but no luck so far in finding this model. Thanks.
 

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Could you please tell me which Walmart you bought it at? I've been calling my local Walmarts, but no luck so far in finding this model. Thanks.

Wal Mart in Opelika, AL. They only had one. You could always buy one at another one, return it there with a receipt and when they put it back on the shelf pick it up for $100
 

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Originally Posted by daniel711 /forum/post/15442205


Why was Walmart selling this "new" unit for $100?? The unit would be a bargain at $200!

My guess would be that it was a clearance item.


Some guy in another thread posted on 12-18-08 that he bought this same model at a Sams Club for $84 (new, clearance).
 
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