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Are there any DVD recorders with built in OTA HD tuners?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Frank Lee, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a DVD recorder with a built in OTA HD tuner. Are there any? I am hoping to find one under the $200 mark.

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnRice

    JohnRice Well-Known Member

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    Let's see. HD tuners start at about, what, $250 basement? Sure, I bet there are loads of ones which also record DVDs for $50 less than that.

    Sorry for the sarcasm. I've had a couple shots and beers.
     
  3. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I'll forgive you for the sarcasm.

    I'll also forgive you for not knowing that there is a ATSC tuner on Amazon for $170.

    I am just looking for a DVD recorder with a HD tuner. It doesn't have to be under $200, but that would be nice.

    I looked around for a recorder on the net awhile. I didn't find anything, so I thought I would post here for a quick answer from someone who was in the know.

    Anybody else?
     
  4. videobruce

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    This is the cheapest (and only) current ATSC/QAM tuner available (AFAIK);
    http://epvision.com/
    They will have a new version by the end of the year available with a NTSC tuner. Current model doesn't have one.

    Regular DVDs' can't record HD.
     
  5. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Josh Haugo

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    I was looking for the same thing. They don't make them yet, but I guess this spring they will start as it will have to be a digital tuner. You can either get a HD DVR or just settle with SD on a DVD recorder. I opted for a toshiba d-r5 with a SD tuner and then planning on getting a HD DVR box from my cable company next spring.
     
  7. Josh Haugo

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    The cost to the manufacturer is much less than $250. You see cheap ass HDTVs with built in HD tuners. I can't imagine a $350 HDTV has a $250 tuner in it.
     
  8. Misha Scott

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    This is probably not exactly what you're looking for, but I've been recording ATSC HDTV onto my computer since 2004.

    I then use NERO software (version 6) to convert to DVD (720X480) and burn a regular DVD that plays on any set-top DVD player- the results are as good as the best 720x480 content coming out of a studio.

    The final disc is not HD, but it's been a great interim solution for me until HD disc burners become comonplace.

    Here's the ATSC capture card I have in my PC - this card is very, very reliable in my experience and I think you can find on-line for about $130, maybe less.

    http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/ENG/Products/

    Regards,

    Meesh
     
  9. Nick

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    I picked up Sony DHG-HDD500 60-Hour High-Definition Digital Video Recorder (500 GB) over a year ago and I absolutely loving it. The picture is just breath taking. It comes with HD tuner built-in with TV guide on screen programming.
    I mainly use it for recording off the air channels. It doesn't have A/V input which I don't really need. It comes with HDMI output with dolby digital 5.1

    I subscribe to regular cable and this receiver picked up all the HD local channel like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW and PBS. I don't even have to put the antenna up.

    If you can get a hand on it, get one. It's a little bit pricy but it's worth every pennie of it trust me.
     

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