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I'm ready to move into the digital age with my video recording, but
don't need all the bells & whistles of tivo and/or replaytv services.

I'd also like to avoid the hassels of setting up a computer to do this.

Can any of these receivers, either current models or something old like
the Panasonic PV-HS2000, be used like a traditional VCR?

Again, I'm not interested in stealing services/features, just running a
hard-drive recorder like I would run my VCR.

Thanks,

Charlie
 
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Now I'm not an expert but you can get a tv tuner with a tv out. You can
record your shows from the tuner tv,cable and have the video sent to
your tv. I got one off ebay for $30 Just get an extra hard drive so your
shows wont be mixed with your pc files.

Charlie England wrote:
> I'm ready to move into the digital age with my video recording, but
> don't need all the bells & whistles of tivo and/or replaytv services.
>
> I'd also like to avoid the hassels of setting up a computer to do this.
>
> Can any of these receivers, either current models or something old like
> the Panasonic PV-HS2000, be used like a traditional VCR?
>
> Again, I'm not interested in stealing services/features, just running a
> hard-drive recorder like I would run my VCR.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Charlie
>
 

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"Charlie England" <ceengland@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:svVTc.130$K.34@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
> I'm ready to move into the digital age with my video recording, but don't
> need all the bells & whistles of tivo and/or replaytv services.
>
> I'd also like to avoid the hassels of setting up a computer to do this.
>
> Can any of these receivers, either current models or something old like
> the Panasonic PV-HS2000, be used like a traditional VCR?
>
> Again, I'm not interested in stealing services/features, just running a
> hard-drive recorder like I would run my VCR.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Charlie
>

The Panasonic PV-HS2000 had a lifetime subscription bundled into
the price. There is no additional cost to run it if there is a local phone
number available in your area. With out the nightly call in, the clock
will drift which makes manual recording problematic. There is a
version of the firmware available for download that includes the
ability to manually set the clock. Manual recording is possible
but there is no way to identify recordings other than by the date
and time they were recorded.

PV-HS2000s are available on eBay.

(You shouldn't be using your real email address on Newsnet.
It is an open invitation for spam to your email address.)
 
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Charlie England wrote:

> I'm ready to move into the digital age with my video recording, but
> don't need all the bells & whistles of tivo and/or replaytv services.
>
> I'd also like to avoid the hassels of setting up a computer to do this.
>
> Can any of these receivers, either current models or something old like
> the Panasonic PV-HS2000, be used like a traditional VCR?
>
> Again, I'm not interested in stealing services/features, just running a
> hard-drive recorder like I would run my VCR.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Charlie
>

P.C. Magazine had an article a while ago on building your own if memory
serves... But basically you marry a modest computer (Linux is good for
this) with A TV tuner card and control it with batch files.

In fact you can do it with Windows 9x and better too Both Windows 98se
and Windows XP (At least the properly configured home edition ) have the
ability to schedule events Though I do not have a tv-tuner card for
either of my computers I do use this feature to record radio stations
(they have sound cards) using either the internet audio stream if the
station offers or an external radio (also programmable)

That said... There are some serious advantages to ReplayTV (I truly like
their software) You would need a good programmer to get half their features

I really like the idea of their ultimate remote control

I have remotes that have problems across a small living room

Theirs can work across a small planet
 
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Last month's Home Theater Magazine had a review of a DVD recorder from
Lite ON that does exactly what you want. I believe the price is less
than $250. Check it out.

Hdtvman

On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:45:53 GMT, John in Detroit
<Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>Charlie England wrote:
>
>> I'm ready to move into the digital age with my video recording, but
>> don't need all the bells & whistles of tivo and/or replaytv services.
>>
>> I'd also like to avoid the hassels of setting up a computer to do this.
>>
>> Can any of these receivers, either current models or something old like
>> the Panasonic PV-HS2000, be used like a traditional VCR?
>>
>> Again, I'm not interested in stealing services/features, just running a
>> hard-drive recorder like I would run my VCR.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Charlie
>>
>
>P.C. Magazine had an article a while ago on building your own if memory
>serves... But basically you marry a modest computer (Linux is good for
>this) with A TV tuner card and control it with batch files.
>
>In fact you can do it with Windows 9x and better too Both Windows 98se
>and Windows XP (At least the properly configured home edition ) have the
>ability to schedule events Though I do not have a tv-tuner card for
>either of my computers I do use this feature to record radio stations
>(they have sound cards) using either the internet audio stream if the
>station offers or an external radio (also programmable)
>
>That said... There are some serious advantages to ReplayTV (I truly like
>their software) You would need a good programmer to get half their features
>
>I really like the idea of their ultimate remote control
>
>I have remotes that have problems across a small living room
>
>Theirs can work across a small planet
 
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