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    DVR or TiVo?

    LOML has dropped a few strong hints that she would like a DVR for Christmas. Do you guys have any recommendations? I would probably want to go with a Hi-Def unit. Should I be looking a the TiVo or go with a straight DVR setup.
    Personally, I donít see a whole lot thatís worth recording on TV but thatís another storyÖ
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    Bruce,

    I went with a DVR. Our cable service had a HD DVR for just a couple bucks more than the plain HD receiver. Works nice, we end up recording all sorts of stuff for the kids. Our 3 year old loves Scobby Doo, I think last time I looked there were close to 50 shows of just that recorded. I've done some woodworking shows and football games but its mainly used by the wife and kids.

    Randy

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    dvr

    we have the hd dvr from dish network. did the dish deal to get better reception. it records around 100 hours and you can back up live tv if you missed something. it feeds two different tv sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    LOML has dropped a few strong hints that she would like a DVR for Christmas.

    ...

    Personally, I don’t see a whole lot that’s worth recording on TV but that’s another story…
    And here I thought she was debating whether or not to ask for a lathe or a TV recorder!

    Go with the Nova DVR. It'll give her lots more fun!

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    We use a DVR from the cable company and find it enormously handy. Record lots of stuff for later viewing. Use the 'pause' button for interruptions, etc. My son tried to give us his Tivo and we found it lacked features of the DVR.
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    I actually have the DVR function on one of my computers. Vista has all the software for it but you have to add a TV tuner card to your PC and run the cable to it. I get the standard "TV Guide" functions, just like a Tivo.

    I have two disk drives in my computer - I use one for the DVR function so that I don't interfer with my computer operations. I could connect the computer to my TV but mostly watch things on my computer monitor which is as large as a console TV.

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    I'm a Directivo fan myself, so I prefer the Tivo interface. What there is that is decent to watch, is available whenever I wish, and I Only have to watch the content, not the commercials. So I'll recommend Tivo, well worth it.
    -Ned

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    I'm with Bill, buy the lathe, and unplug the TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I'm with Bill, buy the lathe, and unplug the TV
    LOL! I want to live to see next year!
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
    --Winston Churchill, in response




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    I picked up a 2 tuner tivo for 60$ about a month ago.....just havn't pulled my finger out yet to set it up
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