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darcilicious
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reply to george357

Re: Best DVR options with laptop and cable TV

You'll need something like a Silicon Dust HDHR Prime external digital tuner that takes a CableCARD.

»www.silicondust.com/products/hdh···n/prime/

It will work with Windows Media Center assuming you have Vista/W7 or bought/buy WMC for W8.
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george357
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Thanks for the info, darcilicious! I am currently looking at the model you recommended plus others like it. I may also see whats available for use without a computer/hdd maybe just a TIVO or something. You have preferences between computer based or TIVO style?


darcilicious
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I went with a computer + Hauppauge external HD-PVR + SageTV (no longer available); requires a cable set-top box in the mix but all my recordings are DRM-free and I can record anything my set-top box has access to.

If you want something leaning more towards plug-n-play, you probably want TiVo.
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george357
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Thanks for the info and quick replies, I will keep researching and see what I come up with.....I am sorta lost without my DISH DVR!