RE: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Re: PVRs, not strictly HD but...
- No, you need both, just like the TiVo, there are two models, one for
Satellite and one for Broadcast, my 7100 with a 40 gig drive is what I use
to get stuff off Dish Network, but for local DTV channels I am hoping to get
the ReplayTV to work because the interface is SO MUCH NICER than the one on
the 6000. Turns out that Replay doesn't currently support the 6000, I am
working with tech support to get it resolved, hope that happens quick!
--- Ted Matsumura <tedm@...> wrote:
> Just curious, is there something you don't like about the Dishplayers?
> have an old 7100, which I upgraded the HD easily to 30GB. I do have to
> $9.95 a month, but for me it's definitely worth it to get the integrated
> dish menus.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Spencer [mailto:israndy@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 9:29 PM
> To: HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Re: PVRs, not strictly HD but...
> Actually the Tech Chats on Dish's info channel have several times now
> of an HDPVR with availability in 2002, so I figured that I would use the
> ReplayTV until then, but Replay doesn't seem to support the Dish's 6000
> receiver, dernit. I can still cause the 6000 to autotune or just leave it
> on, and then set the ReplayTV to record off the input from the 6000 at the
> same time, but it loses several of the GREAT features of the Replay like
> descriptions of local TV shows, something I get REALLY used to with my
> satellite channels...
> --- Todd <todd_i@...> wrote:
> > I also noticed some good deals on PVR's lately. I almost picked up
> > an open box DirecTivo at Best Buy. It was around $250. But, I
> > decided not to, because I don't watch many SDTV shows. What I, and
> > I'm sure everyone else here, want is an HDTV capable recorder.
> > I am considering one of the HDTV PCI cards, to build my own HDTV
> > PVR. But, that would only record off the air HDTV, not DirecTV.
> > The ultimate would be the box that would record SD and HD for both
> > HDTV and DirecTV, with space for 4 internal IDE Drives, and a couple
> > firewire ports to hook to external drives. That should be available
> > sometime around 2009...
> > --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@y..., "Randy Spencer" <israndy@y...> wrote:
> > > You may have noticed that there is a sale on both TiVo and ReplayTV
> > > units around town, $100 off coupon from the manufacturers. That's
> > > nice, but if you really look you can find them extra cheap. I just
> > > purchased a ReplayTV (PVHS1000) for $209 (openbox) at Good Guys,
> > > after $100 rebate that's a hundred bucks and I can now (soon)
> > record
> > > off my dish 6000 (not in HD).
> > >
> > > Others have mentioned Best Buys and Circuit City as stores to look
> > in
> > > to get the cheap pricing on these units. For satellite shows it's
> > > better to record on a DishPlayer or a UltimateTV that isn't
> > decoding
> > > re-encoding the signal, but for local digital broadcasts there
> > > currently isn't a solution other than video tape.
> > >
> > > ReplayTV can look much nicer than tape AND if you buy NOW it will
> > > never require a service agreement like TiVo and UltimateTV do
> > > ($10/mo). Replay is talking about a new recorder that does require
> > a
> > > service agreement...
> > >
> > > I had to look at 4 different stores to find the ReplayTV, since I
> > was
> > > gonna do a hard drive upgrade myself I didn't bother getting one
> > with
> > > any real hard disk space, for as little as $399 (-$100 rebate=$299)
> > > you can get the PVHS2000 which is a 30 hour recorder and they now
> > > have a 60 hour, but it's expensive.
> > >
> > > Anyway, just wanted people to know this was available, most of the
> > > units were snapped up already, the sale started around town two
> > weeks
> > > ago, but I am very happy with my purchase and my rebate (when it
> > > comes). They honor the rebate on openbox where you have no UPC to
> > > send in, they told me to just highlite where it said DEMO on the
> > > receipt.
> > >
> > > -Randy
Randy Spencer (http://geocities.com/israndy)
Citris Insight #5427 510 748-0463
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