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Old 06-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #76  
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To my knowledge, the only way to record HD is with a DVR.
Or D-VHS.
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D-VHS requires a Firewire input, which makes it practically worthless. (Also D-VHS and S-VHS are now discontinued formats. JVC stopped producing them.)
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I bought one MyHD MDP-120 card at that price on eBay, but the MDP-120 is available new for $99 at www.digitalconnection.com if another $50 is worth getting a new one with support. The MDP-130 that also has a QAM tuner is a bit more.

They come with a remote control and adding an external hard drive for storage and you are set. BTW Radio Shack has the IOMEGA 360 GB USB 2.0 drives on sale right now for $89.
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There was a lot to read in this post, and I confess, I didn't get to all of it, but in case it hasn't been mentioned, the FCC now requires all devices with a tuner to include a digital tuner. I've seen several VCR/DVD recorder combos on the shelf for under $300 that will record from the digital tuner to tape or DVD. However the recording will be standard definition. To my knowledge, the only way to record HD is with a DVR.
I have been recording HD to D-VHS for many years. I use the Samsung SIR-T165 for OTA, the Comcast Motorolla DCT-6412III for cable and a 169time modified DirecTV receiver for satellite. I also have a W-VHS VCR which can record 1080i analog from component video to videotape. There are also ways to record HD to a PC.

What I haven't seen but will be the best way yet to record to removable media is a Blu-ray recorder. When or if that ever becomes affordable is anybody's guess at this point.

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:40 AM   #80  
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What box costs $1500?

If I accessed TiVo via direct dial up, does that mean I couldn't be on the phone or using the computer while I am programming my VCR's to record? {that would be OK} After I was done using the TiVo to program my VCR's----being on the phone or computer wouldn't interfere with things----would it?

How much does TiVo cost per month?

I have heard of the TR50, I know that may end up being one of my options. I have even resigned myself to the fact that I may have to subscribe to cable TV while I wait for available technolgy to catch up with the digital change over.

Yes, I am cheap, but I am also set in my ways. I would spend a couple thousand to continue recording my programs without paying a $60-$80 monthly fee. I could make that up in a few years of free OTA TV....... I hope.
TiVo doesn't require and internet connection at all. You can just connect the TiVo to a standard telephone line and it will call in periodically on its own to get guide data. Nothing whatsoever to do with an internet connection if you don't want to have it connected to the internet.

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bicker,

What box costs $1500?

If I accessed TiVo via direct dial up, does that mean I couldn't be on the phone or using the computer while I am programming my VCR's to record? {that would be OK} After I was done using the TiVo to program my VCR's----being on the phone or computer wouldn't interfere with things----would it?

How much does TiVo cost per month?

I have heard of the TR50, I know that may end up being one of my options. I have even resigned myself to the fact that I may have to subscribe to cable TV while I wait for available technolgy to catch up with the digital change over.

Yes, I am cheap, but I am also set in my ways. I would spend a couple thousand to continue recording my programs without paying a $60-$80 monthly fee. I could make that up in a few years of free OTA TV....... I hope.
You can get a TiVo with lifetime subscription which does not have a monthly fee and record OTA to that and as mentioned, additional hard disk capacity can give a very large amount of recording time and never have to mess with videotape again. Just sit down and select the program from your now playing guide after it has been recorded. If using standard definition, you can have quality better than SVHS or sub VHS at the longest recording time. Personally, I never used anything other than best quality. You could also get one to record OTA HD and be watching some programs in high def.

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