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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2010, 05:16:28 PM »
sure, weaze, post the website & instructions..... inquiring minds want to know
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2010, 05:20:39 PM »
Hey Denny, I left my DVR in Ohio. I can give ya a website, and some simple instructions, so you can download pretty much anything you ever wanted to watch. Fact is, I hardly ever watch a television broadcast at all anymore. The day after the show airs, I download it, and watch it at my leisure. Leftme know if you're interested.

sure, weaze, post the website & instructions..... inquiring minds want to know

Yeah. It isn't Hulu or something like that is it? ;)
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2010, 05:28:21 PM »
If I could watch Iron Chef America, Chopped, and Throwdown whenever I wanted to, I'd be a happy guy!  Those are what keep me from getting bored while I'm on my treadmill.
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2010, 08:11:34 PM »
Check out DirecTV.  If you have a clear view of the sky towards the southwest from where you are you should be able to see the satellite. They offer some great new subscriber deals, including DVRs.  I've tried many services and DirecTV is my hands-down favorite.

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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2010, 08:16:51 PM »
Euge, I really don't want to pay a monthly fee like Tivo.  Yeah, I know I'm being difficult!
Chances are, if you got a DVR from a cable supplier, you'd pay as much or more than you'd pay to TIVO each month.  In addition, with TIVO, you could keep the service you have, exactly as it is now.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the Food Network shows are available from any legitimate online source (Hulu, iTunes, etc.).

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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2010, 08:20:18 PM »
Hulu has a few Food Network things.  I had DirecTV  out for a site survey...no go.  And for less than a year of Tivo I can buy a DVD recorder that uses RW disks.  That's likely what I'll do.
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2010, 08:23:14 PM »
If I could watch Iron Chef America, Chopped, and Throwdown whenever I wanted to, I'd be a happy guy!  Those are what keep me from getting bored while I'm on my treadmill.

Wow!  The treadmill is working...  You look great! Years younger!
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2010, 08:26:41 PM »
Thanks!   ;D
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2010, 08:39:09 PM »
David St. Hubbins?

Fantastic. I knew you weren't a humorless bastard... ;D
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2010, 10:43:13 PM »
  Those are what keep me from getting bored while I'm on my treadmill.

  I just had a thought.........STAY OFF THE D@$% TREADMILL!!!! Who do think you're trying to impress? Problem solved.  ;D
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2010, 06:29:38 AM »
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6311822&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE

How about this one? I don't have any personal knowledge of it, but it sounds like what you're looking for.

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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2010, 09:22:40 AM »
Our internet is wireless and we live where cable is not an option.
Planning on soon upgrading to ROKU a streaming media player
since we have a scrip to Netflix, we will be watching whatever we want
when we want and no commercials...this box seems to be the answer
as you are not just trapped with netflix but can stream a lot of other stuff
as well and Pandora radio

http://www.roku.com/netflixplayer/default.aspx?utm_source=NFLX&utm_medium=NRD%2B&utm_campaign=HT

Has not happened yet, but it will soon.
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2010, 09:30:23 AM »
Thanks for suggestions.  I'd looked at the Channel Master, but it only does OTA digital and I've got analog cable.  I decided to order a DVD recorder that uses RW disks...http://us.toshiba.com/video-electronics/dvd-players/dr570 .
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2010, 03:43:04 PM »
  I had DirecTV  out for a site survey...no go. 

Do you live in a cave?  :P
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Re: DVR questions
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2010, 07:18:57 PM »
  I had DirecTV  out for a site survey...no go. 

Do you live in a cave?  :P

No, he lives in Oregon.  I had the same thing.  Direct TV would only serve me if I climbed about 40' up a few Douglas Firs and cut off some branches.