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Series2 Recorder for DirecTV?

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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 10:33:42 PM

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Does anyone make a series 2 Tivo record with an integrated
DirecTV tuner? I want to be able to transfer video content to a
PC using the TV Desktop software, for editing and then burning to
DVDs.

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Will
Internet: westes at earthbroadcast.com

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June 6, 2005 5:39:42 AM

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"Will" <DELETE_westes@earthbroadcast.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone make a series 2 Tivo record with an integrated
> DirecTV tuner? I want to be able to transfer video content to a
> PC using the TV Desktop software, for editing and then burning to
> DVDs.

While the current crop of DirecTV DVR receivers with TiVo service are on the
same base hardware as Series 2 machines, that's not the holdup. DirecTV
won't release the software to enable the features the hardware is capable
of.

You could hack the unit to add those capabilities, or wait and hope DirecTV
sends them our way.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 5:39:43 AM

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So if I don't want to hassle with hacking the machine, I need to
get the regular Series2 DVR and combine it with a separate tuner?

--
Will
Internet: westes at earthbroadcast.com

"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Will" <DELETE_westes@earthbroadcast.com> wrote in message
> news:AvWdnY_TUpVqOj7fRVn-pQ@giganews.com...
> > Does anyone make a series 2 Tivo record with an integrated
> > DirecTV tuner? I want to be able to transfer video content
to a
> > PC using the TV Desktop software, for editing and then
burning to
> > DVDs.
>
> While the current crop of DirecTV DVR receivers with TiVo
service are on the
> same base hardware as Series 2 machines, that's not the holdup.
DirecTV
> won't release the software to enable the features the hardware
is capable
> of.
>
> You could hack the unit to add those capabilities, or wait and
hope DirecTV
> sends them our way.
>
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June 6, 2005 5:39:44 AM

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"Will" <DELETE_westes@earthbroadcast.com> wrote in message
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> So if I don't want to hassle with hacking the machine, I need to
> get the regular Series2 DVR and combine it with a separate tuner?

If transferring to your PC is more important than 2 tuners, lower monthly
service rate and availability of DolbyDigital sound.

Me personally, I would stick with a DirecTiVo and use a video capture on the
PC rather than a regular DirecTV receiver and standalone.

Or, a standalone DVD burner attached to the output of the DirecTiVo.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 5:39:45 AM

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"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Will" <DELETE_westes@earthbroadcast.com> wrote in message
> news:C7SdnWxs6_QXLD7fRVn-vA@giganews.com...
>> So if I don't want to hassle with hacking the machine, I need to
>> get the regular Series2 DVR and combine it with a separate tuner?
>
> If transferring to your PC is more important than 2 tuners, lower monthly
> service rate and availability of DolbyDigital sound.
>
> Me personally, I would stick with a DirecTiVo and use a video capture on
> the PC rather than a regular DirecTV receiver and standalone.
>
> Or, a standalone DVD burner attached to the output of the DirecTiVo.

That's a decent solution. I just picked up a Magnavox combo DVD+R/RW/VCR and
have used it to transfer a few shows to DVD, using the Save to VCR feature.
It is not horribly inconvenient, and resulting picture quality (using
SVIDEO) is much better than I would have expected.
!