Need a VCR compatible with Hughes DirectTV receiver...

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Rich Tysinger, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Rich Tysinger

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    Hello everyone. I never could get my JVC HR-S9911U VCR to program channels to record from DirectTV. I'm using a Hughes receiver, and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend another VCR (cheapo or otherwise) that will work with it, or if there are any other HR-S9911U owners that have managed to get their VCR to record off of DirectTV using a Hughes receiver. Thanks!
     
  2. gene c

    gene c Producer

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    My 4-5 year old Sylvania model 2870LV would sense the signal input thru thru A/V jacks and turn itself on and start recording. When there was no longer a signal present, it would turn itself back off again. It was called "Satellite Link". Very useful. Until I got my Tivo [​IMG] .
     
  3. StephenHa

    StephenHa Second Unit

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    most vcr's should take the signal from the receiver (does it have the ir emitter?) hughs receivers don't take well to universal remote codes (I've only found a handful of remotes that work them well)
     
  4. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Isn't that the high end vcr that has S-Video? I have the 7600 and I simply hook the Hughes receiver through the vcr and leave it at L-1.
     
  5. Stephen Tu

    Stephen Tu Screenwriter

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    Try to control the VCR with the receiver rather than vice versa.

    But I strongly recommend migrating to DirecTivo instead. They are cheap, $99 + $5/month ($0/month if Total Choice Premier). Record two shows at once, no quality loss in video or audio, playing back either show from any point or a previously recorded show at the same time. Much easier to program. VCR is 20th century tech. Get with the times! You can record everything, watch on your own schedule.
     

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