[internetworkers] Do all DVRs require subscription services?

Evan Zimmerman evan.zimmerman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 20:24:14 EDT 2004

Tivo does have a "Basic" service that is free --

I have a Toshiba dvr/dvd player from Best Buy that has Tivo and it
does not require a subscription, but to my knowledge all of the Replay
and most of the other Tivos do require it. It's entirely based on the


On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:17:24 -0400, Michael Czeiszperger
<michael at czeiszperger.org> wrote:
> 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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