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PVR for OTA?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by SayWhat?, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Not interested in upgrading to a Dish OTA capable unit so what other oprions are out there? TiVO only or is there something else? A card for a PC is one option, but my desktop isn't up to handling the task right now and I'm looking at replacing it with a Win7 model.

    More interested in a stand alone STB type unit.
  2. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    There isn't much -
    Echostar has their DTVPAL DVR - not a bad unit, and you can upgrade the original 250GB drive to 1TB.

    Check this for more ideas - http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=42

    also any forums on HTPCs.

    Like you said, if you have the computer hardware, Hauppauge makes some cards that will let you record HD to your PC, I have one the WinHVR1600. But the PC I'm using it in was fairly good for the time I put it together - Athlon 64 3700, 1 GB RAM (at the time, since upgraded to 2GB), ATI Radeon 9500 256MB video card, Windows XP Pro Sp3 + updates.

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