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  1. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    I don't.


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    I guess my ATI 9600xt AIW counts as a commercial PVR. Works great.
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    Home brew PVR. For analogue, I use my older cards with mainconcept PVR and for digital I use my Sky Star 2 (and rarelly, a nokia 9600 through the SCSI2 port)
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    We should be able to choose more than one..

    - Dish Network PVR
    - PC (AIW)
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  11. Recording using one of two Hauppage PVR-150's on a server. Playback via any one of three DSM-320's (UPnP) media center to small/large screen TV's.
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  12. Sky+ (UK).

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  13. Home brew PVR - Hauppage PVR-350 & SageTV. I use an IRBlaster to control my DirecTV box.

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    I just can't think of anything's on TV that I should want to look at, nor now, neither later
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    Still using a VCR...waiting for the digital TV thing here in the US to get settled down before plunging into the set-top digitial recorder realm. Hopefully the $100 VCR we just bought to replace our 10 year old panasonic VCR will last that long.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I don't.

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    What is TheFamilyMan?

    I searched but all I found was a Videohelp member with that username.

    I didn't find it on Google either.
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    Thanks to thefamilyman for the poll idea.
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    I use my HTPC to timeshift broadcasts or send the broadcast to whatever location I want to it from.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    Thanks to thefamilyman for the poll idea.
    Okay, now I understand.

    But that either means you watch TV as it is being broadcast or you don't watch TV.

    This needs to be a poll within a poll.
    That's probably not possible!
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  22. 2 single tuner and 1 dual tuner Dishnetwork DVRs, a Tivo Standalone and a DVD Recorder. Not all in the same room of course.

    I myself primarily use a dual tuner and the Tivo is used for overflow on Basic cable.

    The DVD Recorder is used mainly for OTA channels to it's HDD and then to DVD to watch/listen to at work.... mainly the PBS music specials.

    Probably I'm frugal (Some say cheap ) however I would never use a HTPC for timeshifting. Mainly because of the cost of the HTPC, The power to run it vs a dedicated DVR, and the ease of use with a dedicated DVR + the quality hit recording into a HTPC of the Dishnetwork data stream vs having the DVR store it untouched on the DVR HDD for later play back... The 30 Second commercial skip on the DVR at the press of a button on the remote.

    When I say quality hit I am talking about the Mpg2 from dish @ typical 544 by 480 being converted into analog and thence into the HTPC wher eit would be captured at most likely 720 by 480 or 352 by 480 therby uprezing or downrezing. Taking the hit from re-encoding as well as needing a much larger drive in the HTPC to hold as much video. The Dish DVRs I have hold 90 hours on a 120Gb HDD after the space is subtracted for the linux OS and guide data storage and such. The 501 gets nearly 35+ hours ona 40Gb HDD. And yes they get the data stream down the small. I've seen as little as 850Mb for an hour of local PBS to 2+Gb on Premiums at 640 by 480 res. with most non premiums around 1gb an hour at 544 by 480. OTOH I saw last year Globo Tv from brazil was over 3Gb an hour and so it should at what they charge for that one channel. I'm guessing it may be in part due to the standards change to pure NTSC and it maybe getting to them as a mpeg stream as even at that data rate it looked worse than A&E or FX or comedy channel for example.
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    I voted on a DVD RECORDER because I have one that I use and it has a built-in HDD so I can do many recordings without worrying about filling up a DVD disc.

    For anyone wanting to do time shifting or any TV recording with a DVD RECORDER ... I beg you to get one with a built-in HDD as it will make your life so much easier.

    However I also have "digital" cable which means some chanels or analog and some are digital. I have a Motorola DCT 6412 III digital cable box. This box has the ability to act like a TIVO device. It comes in very handy for HDTV recordings because it can record HDTV and not loose any image quality so that when you play it back later you get full HDTV resolution ... that can't be done with a DVD RECORDER.

    In fact only the analog channels loose quality when you use the Motorola DCT 6412 III and I think most cable/satellite boxes (with a recording option) are the same in that regard.

    So all analog channels I record with the DVD RECORDER ... everything else with the Motorola DCT 612 III cable box.

    If I record something onto the Motorlola and want to SAVE IT I can play it back in real time and record it to the DVD RECORDER and I am getting the same quality at this point as if I had recorded with the DVD RECORDER to begin with ... again if the channel was a digital channel.

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    I use the vcr mostly. But I use my fusion 3 hdtv pci capture card for special events.
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    2 DVD recorders, one with a HDD the other without. Both are running right at the moment but one is recording stuff for friends who don't even have cable TV at their apartment. I have a Dishnetwork PVR but I haven't renewed the PVR function on it after my paid lifetime PVR function was rescinded by Echostar some years back. I don't really need it now anyway....
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    My Toshiba HDD DVD Recorder.
    The hard drive capacity lets me go on vacation from TV whenever I want to.
    The ability to watch one program while recording another was instantly addictive, as was the timeslip capability. My timeshift VCR hasn't been turned on since.
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    I use my Pioneer 633-h DVR and it's hard drive. If I don't want to convert it to DVD, I dump it after watching. It works well for me with the EPG feature to set what to record. I like Turner Classics and the SCIFI channel after midnight. No commercials.
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