What PVR is best for my situation?

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  1. GeorgeVT

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    Ok what should I get (Replay, Tivo, or some other brand?). I have digital cable and would be installing the PVR to my home theater (Toshiba 51 inch HD Widescreen TV). I have heard of a HD Tivo coming out...is this true and if so when/how much and should I wait for it? I have cable modem in my house and have wireless router upstairs (TV would be downstairs) just in case that matters for downloading content. So any advice on which is better and why would be greatly appreciated. I dont want the recorded shows to look horrible on my big tv and just trying to see if right now the best time for me to take PVR plunge.

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    Am I correct in assuming the "soon" to be released (maybe early next year) DirecTV HDTV Tivo will have a DVI connector required to view pay-per-view and premium channel (HBO/Showtime) HDTV recordings?
     
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    DirecTV has dropped the price of the DirecTivo and offering a 30 day money back guarantee. link If they are going to drop it, why waste money promoting it. Most people think the contract with Tivo runs until 2007. link By the time the contract is up, there will be a considerable number of Tivo users who will be quite upset if they lose service. In 2007 when the contract is up, they may not sell any more Tivos but they will still support them. Look at UltimateTV. The DirecTV/Microsoft contract was dropped about a year ago and those receivers are still working. Dishnetwork still keeps their Dishplayer working even though they haven't sold any since 2000.

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