[internetworkers] Do all DVRs require subscription services?
ses at unc.edu
Sat Sep 25 15:44:17 EDT 2004
On Sep 23, 2004, at 6:41 PM, Wolfe, Joanna wrote:
> 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?
If you buy a used system that's already had a lifetime activation, you
shouldn't have to pay to reactivate it. (for replaytv, see
This is handy, because due to the threat of bogus lawsuits, new
replay-tv units are much less capable than earlier models. The best
thing about the replay is it's automatic commercial skip feature; it's
not nearly as friendly as a tivo for scheduling. It also has kick-ass
network support; I have my unit hooked up to my home network, and I
can watch shows on my laptop over wireless anywhere in the house.
If you can find a Replaytv 45xx series box, you can swap in a great big
ide hard drive and you're set.
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