Integrating Tivo/HDTV/DISH ?? Help!!

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by BorisK, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. BorisK

    BorisK Auditioning

    Jul 30, 2000
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    I am looking to have a complete video system for my viewing room. I currently have a Dish 6000 connected to a HDTV via component for HD output and S video for SD output (better strech mode via tv).

    I would like to have the ability to view recorded material, have Tivo/ReplayTV record automatically all the shows that I watch, be able to pause live TV in SD mode, and watch one show while recording a second.

    I am willing to go with a second SD sat box dedicated to the Tivo/ReplayTV if necessary.

    Can someone please suggest the proper connection and operation.

    I have a Marantz 5200 remote that can programed to suit with the proper macros.

  2. Stephen Tu

    Stephen Tu Screenwriter

    Apr 26, 1999
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    If you are going to stick with Dish network, I think your best bet would be to wait for the Dish 921 PVR which is supposed to be out in a month or so. Records in high-def, has 2 sat + 1 OTA tuners, records 2 at a time.

    Or consider waiting for the HD-DirecTivo and switching to DirecTV, ~March or so, with the superior Tivo software + quad tuner/dual recording, 2 sat + 2 OTA, so that you can handle conflicts between 2 OTA stations unlike Dish's solution.

    I don't think it's a great time to spend a lot for an SD solution with the HD solutions just around the corner. If you buy an integrated satellite PVR (better than sat + standalone Tivo/Replay), there may be 1-year programming commitments involved. Your choice in upgrading to HD PVR would be limited unless you were willing to eat programming fees.

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