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    I'm curious if there's a way to record television shows without building a media center PC, or buying a PVR from Shaw. Is there an alternate method one can use with a certain player? or is that option tied to a cable provider?

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    i have a dvd/pvr for sale if interested.pm me.

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    Top ten digital video recorder. I note one has a tuner. That would be handy, watch one, record another.:

    http://dvr.about.com/od/dvrs/tp/toppicks2.htm
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    I have an LG 80 Gig Hard drive DVD recorder. I watch almost every thing off the hard drive now. It does a great job and is easy to use. The DVD recorder works good too.
    They have a 250 GB LG at Furtureshop right now for $299. I would recommend the bigger hard drive.

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    I'll tell you the same thing that I told DamianBlade. I don't have a cable box. I just have full cable ( for now. Once I decide move I'll get digital ). In order to use the PVR abilities, would I need to hook it up to a cable box? or could I simply plug my cable line into the recorder, and have another one from the recorder to the television?

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    I just have full cable. I put a splitter to my Recorder, but you can just put your cable into the Recorder and run another line into the TV. It works the same as a VCR hookup. You can watch other stuff from Cable while you record on the Hard Drive (or a dvd disk). You can also watch a DVD while you are recording a TV show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tormented_Soul View Post
    I'll tell you the same thing that I told DamianBlade. I don't have a cable box. I just have full cable ( for now. Once I decide move I'll get digital ). In order to use the PVR abilities, would I need to hook it up to a cable box? or could I simply plug my cable line into the recorder, and have another one from the recorder to the television?
    Does the recorder have a tuner?? That's what a cable box is.

    Remember how a VCR used to hook up right to the cable??

    Same thing.
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    The LG Hard Drive & DVD Video Recorder has a Tuner. It is just like a VCR only you record on the hard drive to watch later (then delete) or record on a DVD disk.

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