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  • Looking for a DVR without subscription

    I've just started looking for a DVR that will allow me to record in HD, but not require a subscription. Crutchfield has a Channel Master for around $400 that snags the signal off air. Before deciding on anything, I thought I'd ask around. Thoughts or suggestions please?

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    Build a PC with a Tuner card is one option.

    The other is Moxi.

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    • #3
      Exploring the pc scenario...

      Let's say I have an old PC I could use for this...what all would I need?

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      • #4
        Take a look around here:
        http://www.mythtv.org/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dawgfan
          Let's say I have an old PC I could use for this...what all would I need?
          Over at AVS this guy has a whole list from lowend to high end on what you can built. I looked at low end real quick and it looks like all the parts would be right around $500. Heres a link that will take you to his latest recommendations


          http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post17984809

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          • #6
            Thanks, all. Very good suggestions.

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            • #7
              I use the DTVPal DVR, which is the same thing as the Channel Master but $100 cheaper, but with a 90-day warranty instead of 1 year. I've had it since July 2009 and it's worked great for me so far.

              http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...V0FREESTARDVRP

              http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1099071

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              • #8
                I've got sony dhg-hdd250 that I'd be willing to let go. Good shape, check out eBay or something and make me an offer. It's been updated too so it gets the free TVGuide OTA.
                "Arguing on the internet is like trying to make sense out of Bupkiss. You just end up looking foolish". ---Craigsub 04.21.2009

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                • #9
                  http://www.cetoncorp.com/

                  Get one of their 4-tuner cards coming May 31st if you are using cable. If you are using an over-the-air antenna and that is all you need, then Windows Media Center will be more than enough. You would just need a tuner card.

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