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can utv record off different receiver or vcr

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jimbo4571, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. jimbo4571

    jimbo4571 New Member

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    this is a different question I have an older dtv receiver which can pick up the Richmond stations in the 800 while my utv is a 5th generation and cannot. Is it possible to set up a configuation where as my UTV can record my other receiver or even for that mattter record off my VCR Thanks for your help.
     
  2. James_F

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    No, you'll need a Stand Alone TiVo to acomplish what you want.
     
  3. Jacob S

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    Is there any way of making a Dish or DirecTivo or other pvr receivers of recording just as a standalone does?

    Where can you find used pvr receivers at for a pretty decent price? How about some with lifetime pvr functionality on them as well that are standalones that are used?
     
  4. James_F

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    Don't think you can do that. I'm sure someone could figure out a way to reprogram the LINUX on the TiVo and 721, but that would be alot of work IMO.
     
  5. Wedgecon

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    Also have to find a way to work around the fact that currently none of the satelite based PVR's has a MPEG2 encoder...
     
  6. James_F

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    Exactly why it would have to be gutted and linux installed fresh.
     
  7. Wedgecon

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    I thought the MPEG2 encoding was done via a MPEG2 chipset? If the processor on the DirecTivo is fast enough to do it in software that might work...Are there any software encoders that work in real time?
     
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    I had seen one somewhere where they were trying to get it to work with TiVo, but I can't find the link. I'll post it when I find it.
     
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    Most real-time MPEG2 encoding is, indeed, done in HARDWARE. In order to do it in SW in real-time, would require one FAST, dedicated processor, with maybe another CPU to handle the rest of the machine.

    Given my experiance with this, I have a Hauppage WinPVR250 that can do 12 Mbps CBR MPEG2 captures. I usually make MPEG1's for friends, and using TMPGEnc, It takes my 600 MHz PIII about 3 minutes of processing for 1 minutes of audio/video. So, doing a SWbased Real-time MPEG1 encoder is looking at 1.8GHz - go up from there for MPEG2.
     
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    Which is exactly the problem this guy had working it on his DirecTiVo. It was more of a "I can do this" thing rather than acutally real world application.
     
  11. Wedgecon

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    What processor is in the DirecTivo? Does it just have one or is it like the Dishplayer which had one for the receiver and one for the web tv/PVR side?
     
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  13. Curtis0620

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    If your older D* receiver can legally pick up Richmond locals, then your UTV will also.
     
  14. James_F

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    But you can't record them to the drive. The UTV can only record SAT broadcasts (as well as the DirecTiVo)...
     
  15. jimbo4571

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    how is my utv able to receive the richmond locls along with the Minnneapolis ones. My locals appear 2-60 not in the 800,s thanks
     
  16. Curtis0620

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    No one is permitted to receive Richmond locals in Minneapolis. If you are, you must be pirating them.
     
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