Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

How to install digital tuner in a dvr

Last response: in Home Theatre
Share
September 15, 2010 5:08:12 PM

i have a Phillips HDD & DVR Player/Recorder, I now have comcast triple play and the only way I can get the DVR to record anything is by putting it on channel 3 and the comcast box on the channel i want to record. before the comcast box, the dvr was able to record what ever channel i had programed it to record. is there any way around this? can you install a digital tuner in the dvr and if so would that help? I pretty much have a $300.00 dvr that I cannot use properly. thanks
September 15, 2010 8:00:06 PM

If your DVR has a cablecard slot, return the set top box to Comcast for a cablecard. With Comcast switching to digital and encrypting everything except the low-end channels, there's not much you can do without some sort of Comcast device.

-Wolf sends
m
0
l
September 18, 2010 4:09:59 AM

The DVR should have come with an infrared blinky to tape onto the face of the cable box. There is a little setup involved on the Philips, but you can do it - that way the DVR can tune the cable box for you, and you'll have the functionality you're wanting. The real bummer is that your high-def channels will show up extra-extra letterboxed sometimes.
m
0
l
!