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#1 OFFLINE   PDX-Stan

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

Out in the country is this old cable system still running 60 analog channels.

I had a simple DVR (RCA Scenium DRS7000) which went belly-up. Instead of buying a new DVR, I was wondering about an older used DVR. I know that some of them had an antenna for off-air signals. Did any of these have the capacity to tune-in analog cable?

Was there a way to manually set the clock and manually set record times? Obviously, I'm not considering paying for any type of subscription.

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Stan.

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#2 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

About the closest you can come to that now is to "build your own" - start with a Windows PC (anything semi-modern - since 2005 and running at least Windows 2000 (XP is better)) and "enough" harddrive space. You can find some TV tuner cards from Hauppauge that can record this (and yes - they have a scheduler).

Or - you can look for old Tivo or Replay units, but I'm not too sure how much luck you'll have getting them up and running.
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

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