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Panasonic DVD Recorder with Hard drive vs. ReplayTV

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August 1, 2004 9:35:16 PM

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I own an older Replay unit, just wondering if anyone here has one of those
Panasonic or equiv. DVD+/- Recorders with built in hard drives. do they
operate the same as a replaytv? does it have to dial in for TV listings?
i'd like to get the opinion from someone who owns/owned both...
Thanks!!!
August 2, 2004 7:48:23 AM

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this one uses the TV GUIDE embedded signal for the program guide.
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?action=detai...

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"Me" <me@me.com> wrote in message
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> I own an older Replay unit, just wondering if anyone here has one of those
> Panasonic or equiv. DVD+/- Recorders with built in hard drives. do they
> operate the same as a replaytv? does it have to dial in for TV listings?
> i'd like to get the opinion from someone who owns/owned both...
> Thanks!!!
>
>
August 3, 2004 6:09:05 AM

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i have both replay and TIVO and just bought and returned this
Panasonic --

is it the most UNfriendly non-intuitive gadget I have ever had --

for example, using TV Guide - can't sort by channel number - in fact,
no sorting at all - they appear in some mysterious sequence - networks
then cable etc. - only by highlighting a line can you even see the
channel --

no easy 'search' by program name etc. as in both replay and TIVO - i
was trying to get something without paying monthly yet click to
program (vs. manual - 9 - 10 on channel x for example) - but will now
wait for alternative (probably new Toshiba with TIVO) -- want hard
drive and capability to copy to DVD


On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 03:48:23 GMT, "JR" <noway@nospam.nett> wrote:

>this one uses the TV GUIDE embedded signal for the program guide.
>http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?action=detai...
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August 3, 2004 8:41:05 AM

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That's good to know, thanks.
JR

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"Mary" <marinrain**remove**@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> i have both replay and TIVO and just bought and returned this
> Panasonic --
>
> is it the most UNfriendly non-intuitive gadget I have ever had --
>
> for example, using TV Guide - can't sort by channel number - in fact,
> no sorting at all - they appear in some mysterious sequence - networks
> then cable etc. - only by highlighting a line can you even see the
> channel --
>
> no easy 'search' by program name etc. as in both replay and TIVO - i
> was trying to get something without paying monthly yet click to
> program (vs. manual - 9 - 10 on channel x for example) - but will now
> wait for alternative (probably new Toshiba with TIVO) -- want hard
> drive and capability to copy to DVD
>
>
> On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 03:48:23 GMT, "JR" <noway@nospam.nett> wrote:
>
> >this one uses the TV GUIDE embedded signal for the program guide.
>
>http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?action=detai...
>
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August 4, 2004 3:05:58 AM

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Mary <marinrain**remove**@yahoo.com> shaped the electrons to say:
>no easy 'search' by program name etc. as in both replay and TIVO - i
>was trying to get something without paying monthly yet click to
>program (vs. manual - 9 - 10 on channel x for example) - but will now
>wait for alternative (probably new Toshiba with TIVO) -- want hard

Yeah, sounds like even TiVo Basic is better than that thing - and TiVo
Basic gives me hives. Too much missing after years of TiVo Plus. :-)

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