[internetworkers] Do all DVRs require subscription services?

Michael Czeiszperger michael at czeiszperger.org
Thu Sep 23 20:17:24 EDT 2004


On Sep 23, 2004, at 6:41 PM, Wolfe, Joanna wrote:

> My VCR has seen better days so I was looking into getting DVR
>
> But everywhere that I look, it seems that I have to get the either
> Satellite, or digital cable, then I have to subscribe to Tivo on top
> of that.
>
> Can't I get a DVR to do what my VCR does - set it to a time and
> channel and record without having to purchase all the extra services?

I use EyeTV, which consists of an external encoder/decoder box with 
either a USB or firewire connector:

  http://www.elgato.com/

$149 for the box and no monthly fees.  It works out great for us since 
the computer then becomes the digital entertainment center-- no need 
for a TV. Its Mac only, though.

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michael at czeiszperger dot org
Chapel Hill, NC




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