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Anything better then a Tivo?


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#1 of 3 FFHUFF

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Posted May 27 2007 - 03:43 PM

They just dropped the price of the series 3 Tivos. Im really thinking of picking up a couple of them to replace the Series 2 DTs I have currently. I have all HD plasma TVs and I just finished running all the HDMI cables up the walls and into the hidden component closets.

My concern is that something better is out there which I have not explored. Can I set up a media PC for under the $1200 that I would spend on tivos? Is there a better option out there in general anyway?

I could go with one central unit that I could access from several areas of the home at the same time but I want to make sure it runs smoothly. Has anyone set something like this up yet?

#2 of 3 DeathStar1

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Posted June 02 2007 - 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by FFHUFF
They just dropped the price of the series 3 Tivos. Im really thinking of picking up a couple of them to replace the Series 2 DTs I have currently. I have all HD plasma TVs and I just finished running all the HDMI cables up the walls and into the hidden component closets.
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The problem with Tivo and any cablecard enabled device for me is that they encrypt all Digital Content. WTH is the point of spending $500+ for a Tivo or $1900 for a Cablecard enabled PC if you're so damned restricted with the content? As much as I love getting what new out there the instant price is reasonable, I will skip these lemons.

You might want to get a ATSC DVD Recorder with Hard drive. They can be found for $160-$300's. I have a non hard drive model at home and despite a minute or so startup time for disc reading, it works like a charm.

There is also something called the HD Homerun, but I don't know much about that.

#3 of 3 Qui-Gon John

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Posted June 05 2007 - 11:55 PM

I have a Panasonic DVD Recorder, works great. So far, it hasn't kept me from recording any content off my cable box. And I don't have to pay a monthly fee, like I would with TIVO or a DVR from my cable company. You set it to record with the timer, just as you would a VCR. Posted Image