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Who has DVR service?

mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
Is it complicated and difficult to operate and program? Is it worth it? Any advice? My VCR is on its last legs and outdated technology anyway. Should I get DVR? TIA
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  • ChakraChakra Posts: 172Registered Users
    Love, love, love my DVR!! It is super easy to program and worth every single penny!
  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    DVR is really easy to use. I love it! It's so much easier to use than a VCR, all I have to do is hit record on my TV remote.

    It's great because you can set your favorite show to record everytime it's on, and even if the network changes the time on you, the show will still record. You can have lots of programs stored on your TV to watch at a later time, like a library and no messing around with tapes.

    You can also pause, rewind and fast forward live TV, even if you aren't recording it, which is nice.
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    This is basically DirecTV's version of TiVo right? I was thinking of signing up too.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Hubby checked into it & said it was $15/mo :evil:
    He's not sure about going to Best Buy [or similar place] & buy one outright...:dunno:
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  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    Rheanna83 wrote:
    This is basically DirecTV's version of TiVo right? I was thinking of signing up too.

    Yep that's what mine is. It's really great. I'm bad about cleaning out the library though--SO gets so annoyed when I watch shows but don't delete them :oops: :)
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    Love it!
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  • KraytKrayt Posts: 765Registered Users
    Rheanna83 wrote:
    This is basically DirecTV's version of TiVo right? I was thinking of signing up too.

    Well on the super technical side, DVR is a Digital Video Recorder, which is EXACTLY what TiVo is. So basically, anything of that nature is a DVR.

    Though yes there are other services that name theirs simply, DVR.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    TIVO's easier to use, but Time Warner DVR has more options and it ended up being cheaper.

    I still miss my TIVO:cry:
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    When you get that DVR, you will kick yourself for having lived without it for so long. :lol:

    Have fun shopping!
  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    Have it, love it. I had tivo for years and then switched to DVR because I could have 4 at once (verses just 2 with tivo). Yes, I am ridiculous :oops: , but I can record EVERYTHING in any room! Yipeeeeeeee!
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  • hayseedladyhayseedlady Posts: 646Registered Users
    I don't like Mom's Tivo, love my DVR. I ordered it off the website and it was installed the next day. I just have one in the living room, Katie has to do without she just has her own receiver. Well not now it got pulled because her grades suck. I have DirecTv it is one of those things you wonder how you lived without it.
  • RichardHeadRichardHead Banned Posts: 629Banned Users
    Only a braindead moron wouldn't know how to use a dvr.
  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    Only a braindead moron wouldn't know how to use a dvr.

    You mom had to show you, huh?
    Better everyone think your a fool, than to open your mouth and prove them right.

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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Rheanna83 wrote:
    This is basically DirecTV's version of TiVo right? I was thinking of signing up too.

    Well on the super technical side, DVR is a Digital Video Recorder, which is EXACTLY what TiVo is. So basically, anything of that nature is a DVR.

    Though yes there are other services that name theirs simply, DVR.

    Ah-ha. I hadn't thought about what it stood for at all. I'm not really a technical person :). I just knew that DirecTV called theirs a DVR but I had never heard TiVo called that - just by the brand name. Learn something new every day.
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Only a braindead moron wouldn't know how to use a dvr.

    You mom had to show you, huh?

    Snort.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    This cracks me up every time
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    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    This cracks me up every time
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    LMAO. I love stuff like that. I once laughed until I couldn't breathe over this idiot's blog (a girl I know, unfortunately) that was like, "IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS THAN YOUR RETARDED." :lol:

    /guano ;)
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  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    This cracks me up every time
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    Hey not all Cards fans are stupid!

    :x :)
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Love my DVR. I rent mine through Comcast. It's essentially idiot-proof, and since I have no social life, that's when I catch up will all the stuff I've recorded over the week.
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  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    When you get that DVR, you will kick yourself for having lived without it for so long.

    I kick myself every day! We have Cox Cable DVR and it is the best $15 a month I've ever spent. :D I'll echo everyone else, it is super easy to use.
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  • picklesgirlpicklesgirl Posts: 1,955Registered Users
    I have Tivo with Directv and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I have Tivo with Directv and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I do too and it's the best!!
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    you don't need a service/subscription to use/build your own DVR device. Just google Sage TV. Hubby built his own, purchased two tuners, installed them in a tower, hooked it up to the TV. We bumped down our cable to the basic (step below digital) and he's able to use the DVR to record all his shows.
  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    you don't need a service/subscription to use/build your own DVR device.

    My problem is that I have a cable box and right now I can only record the channel that I am watching with a VCR or a store bought DVR.

    I called the cable company to get information and the only way to record one show while watching a second show is to have the cable company's DVR or ...and this is a big maybe....is to have a VCR or DVR with an auxiliary mode.

    I haven't been able to find a VCR or DVD or DVR with an auxiliary mode.
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    that's why we got rid of the digital - because it eliminated the cable box problem. We still get channels 1-77 around here (had to include food network of course LOL) and that way hubby can hook up the two tuner tower to the main TV.
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    marielle...do you have an idea about how much that cost overall to build?
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    that's why we got rid of the digital - because it eliminated the cable box problem. We still get channels 1-77 around here (had to include food network of course LOL) and that way hubby can hook up the two tuner tower to the main TV.

    just called the cable company to see if i can get rid of the cable box. i will only get 19 channels without the the cable box. :(

    i wouldn't need a DVR with only 19 channels.
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    hubby's setup is a that of a true techie - he has a dedicated tower he built himself to which he added two dual tuner PCI cards so that he technically has 4 tuners. These run about $150 a piece (not including the computer) and then you have to pay the initial fee for the software from Sage TV which runs around $30. He hooked up a keyboard and wireless mouse to the TV as well but you can get away with just the remote that goes with the tuners. We have a wireless network at home so he can view the shows on the main TV in the living room or in his home office where he accesses the shows from and can view on his lcd monitors.

    However, he readily admits that the easiest and most cost effective way would be to get a decent tower (just making sure that you have enough hard drive space for your shows) and getting two USB tuners that hook up via USB cords and can be ported to other computers. These run about $150 each and then you pay for the initial software.

    here's the link to the Sage TV site:

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    You don't have any subscription service the only time you'd ever have to pay anything additional is you decide to upgrade your software and a very nominal fee (hubby hasn't felt the need to upgrade his version and as you can see from the setup he's big on the latest of everything).
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
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    awesome...thanx!
    
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    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
    Let’s just stay together and tell the world to kiss our ass. ~P


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