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    Has anyone put out a HDD recorder only. No DVD drive,no tuner,just HDD record and playback.
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    I have seen devices like that, but they are only intended for recording video from security cameras, and they are not inexpensive. They cost as much or more than an HDD DVD recorder with a tuner.
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    Explain what you want. You can buy an audio hdd for under $80 on eBay. Obsolete security cam stuff is cheap too.

    Define exactly what you want to record.
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    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Explain what you want. You can buy an audio hdd for under $80 on eBay. Obsolete security cam stuff is cheap too.

    Define exactly what you want to record.
    Could you explain exactly what an audio HDD is? Do you meant those old audio recorder devices similar to DAT decks but that record to a hard drive?
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  5. Forgot; a Tivo is exactly what you're looking for.
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    That was my first thought but then I figured the OP might want want line input recording, which would exclude the Tivo. Tivo also has a monthly(or $400 lifetime) fee, which again the OP might not want.
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    OP also stated no tuner.
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    What I was looking for would have line inputs and outputs,component and HDMI, and work like a VCR,but no tuner. Receive it's input from a DISH receiver and send it's output to an HD TV. From internet searching and checking the links posted by responders I would say no such device exists. Apparently the laws in Canada are "loose" enough for black boxes that sort of do it can be sold,but not here in The Corporate States of America.
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  9. Just build a PC with a video capture card and an HDMI video card or an ATI A-I-W card. Run MythTV and your prefered flavor of Linux on it.

    http://www.mythtv.org/
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    Originally Posted by wulf109 View Post
    What I was looking for would have line inputs and outputs,component and HDMI, and work like a VCR,but no tuner. Receive it's input from a DISH receiver and send it's output to an HD TV. From internet searching and checking the links posted by responders I would say no such device exists. Apparently the laws in Canada are "loose" enough for black boxes that sort of do it can be sold,but not here in The Corporate States of America.
    The Markus-700 HDD Recorder is being sold via ebay in the US too, although the seller is in Canada. http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Markus-700-HDD-Recorder-HD-Player-1920X1080-HDMI-/280402071259...#ht_5963wt_675

    My ebay search turned up some other similar devices but the Markus-700 looked to be the most promising. However, I have some doubts that it will meet your needs, given the price, although you will need to add an HDD to it, too. I can't tell if it records HD video, or does a good job encoding video, or does timer recordings, and it won't control your satellite receiver (no IR blaster).

    Hauppauge HD PVR + inexpensive PC would offer more conveniences, but of course would cost more than twice as much.
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    I don't think I could buy a no name brand from Communist China. The Hauppage PVR is $200. on newegg and other sites but as you point out it's a computer device not a standalone.
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  12. Here's something from a US store (they actually have a banner on videohelp):

    http://www.onlybestrated.com/mvix-ultio-pro-hd-media-center-with-pvr.html

    Don't know where it's made, but don't be surprised if it's China, everything else is.
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