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k264mo

join:2009-05-12
Syracuse, NY

[TWC] can one purchase their own DVR?

In order to save some money- I was thinking of downgrading my Time Warner cable service to basic cable- but I really love my DVR. Is it possible to purchase a DVR that I could run my signal though to record television programs.
My ideal scenario would be to not have a cable box at all. I would just connect the coax coming out of the wall to an input on this DVR and then run coax or RCA out to the TV. I know I won’t get any guide info- but I don’t care about that.
Is such a box available to the public?
Can one purchase a DVR?
Does one have to have at least a Standard Definition Set Top Box to use it?
Does anyone know any makes and/or models of DVR's I could purchase?
Any advice on what I am trying to accomplish would be appreciated.


videonex

join:2001-07-22

It's the ORIGINAL DVR. It's called TIVO.


preppymex

join:2009-04-06
Dallas, TX
reply to k264mo

Im not sure about the price, but if you moved to basic cable, there getting rid of it, plus it would be the same price as the same on Digtial Cable. I think you should have one box with DVR and you living room and try to get or get rid of the channels tier you think you dont need.


k264mo

join:2009-05-12
Syracuse, NY
reply to k264mo

Can one purchase a TIVO DVR without paying a monthly fee? (i don't care about any guide functionality- I would use the DVR as one would use a VCR to record program)

My main goal is to get away from monthly fees- - and only have "basic" cable service with no Set Top Boxes from the cable company.



AMDUSER
Premium
join:2003-05-28
Earth,
kudos:1
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Time Warner Cable
reply to k264mo

There is a cable box you can get...
»www.digeo.com/press_pressrelease.jsp?id=17

Note: It does require the rental of a cable card though..
-There are not any monthly fees for the guide, or service (except the cable card.)and 1 time purchase of the cable box.



maartena
Elmo
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join:2002-05-10
Orange, CA
kudos:3
reply to k264mo

You can use quite a few DVR's, but if you want digital channels, you may still have to pay for the monthly cable card rental.

If you just want to use ANALOG channels (under 100), you can use any DVR that doesn't have a monthly charge.
--
"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"



Anonymous_
Anonymous
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join:2004-06-21
127.0.0.1
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Reviews:
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reply to k264mo

said by k264mo:

In order to save some money- I was thinking of downgrading my Time Warner cable service to basic cable- but I really love my DVR. Is it possible to purchase a DVR that I could run my signal though to record television programs.
My ideal scenario would be to not have a cable box at all. I would just connect the coax coming out of the wall to an input on this DVR and then run coax or RCA out to the TV. I know I won’t get any guide info- but I don’t care about that.
Is such a box available to the public?
Can one purchase a DVR?
Does one have to have at least a Standard Definition Set Top Box to use it?
Does anyone know any makes and/or models of DVR's I could purchase?
Any advice on what I am trying to accomplish would be appreciated.
i just by pass the cable co all together

why waste a extra 80+$ for crappy tv service

by using IPTV (100% ad free + 100% free)

cost about 160$ for TV +phone + internet (with few cable boxes)

without cable under 80$

i get max download speed(with PowerBoost exploit)(about 2.2MB/s) and get's 45min show(1hour shows) in under 6min up to 4 days of advance airing (verys by time zone)

such show as Mythbusters.S07E06 i saw it on the 9th

and it airs in the usa on the 13th

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnmnIOMWzbg


start watching @ 1:25
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May 2009 (Incoming: 65430 MB / Outgoing: 83243 MB)


hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11

Fantastic Punker.

Now where can I get all of my sporting events that cable gives me live or in advance

Hob
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Jabbu
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join:2002-03-06
reply to Anonymous_

So you only have RR Punker? Stop posting crap in tv/voice.