- Dec 23, 2004
i'm new to this forum and havent shopped for electronics in a long time, i need advise before i click any 'submit order' buttons! my goals are to have a receiver that i can run audio and video thru. i'm more of a music person than tv tho i think that is because i hate watching live tv. i listen to alot of internet radio & cds, my old stereo system speakers have died so i currently have only standalone tv, (will upgrade that later) with cable internet- (no pvr system avail in my area) and a vcr. only have my pc speakers. have wanted dish dvr but don't want to go back to satellite (many reasons-long story) but want a hd recorder. here are my questions. i want to be able to hook up my pc so i can listen to internet radio thru better speakers. i want to be able to still play my vinyl- yes i still have a turntable (want to burn albums onto disks for safer keeping) and play cds (have a cd burner in my pc- will a dvd recorder burn audio?)- could care less about cassette tapes. i want to burn my old vhs tapes onto disks when needed, and download live tv for viewing at leisure and/or be able to burn onto disks if i choose. i have gotten confused about tivo units, most comments say you cant extract from the hd- but then other comments say you can transfer to vcr??? i don't care to pay tivo fees (paying a forturne for cable already), don't know much about the +/- of tivo, replay, vcr+ etc and/or if necessary w/hd or not??? started looking at ht systems, planned to buy a separate dvd/vcr/hd unit- units, but have narrowed down choices and want your feedback and or other suggestions. if i chose today i would go with sony ht-v2000 (has vcr+)w/combo vcr/dvd unit and the toshiba xs52 w/dvd recorder and 160gb hd. only $80 more than the xs32 unit- supposing would be worth it for the extra 80gb. am i on the right track or??? please help! thanks and happy holidays!!!