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DVR/PVR options without a cable box?

Living in on-campus housing for the next 3 years, and have school provided cable and no cable box. There is no dvr that I could get through the university. What are my best options for dvr-like service? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jul 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me cut the cord with no regrets

Having been humbled by a growing cable bill, and emboldened by articles like this and this, I've decided to return my cable box and buy a HTPC to serve up TV, movies and other content... Help me avoid some common pitfalls and make this an enjoyable and money-saving endeavor! [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Feb 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Tivo vs. Time-Warner DVR

I have a Series 2 Tivo. After 5 months of no TV at all, I have TimeWarner cable again. In my area, T-W uses the Sci. Atlanta DVR tuner. It's less expensive than Tivo, by several $ a month. Is Tivo worth the extra $ and hassle? [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Sep 29, 2008 - 16 answers

Is MythTV any good? Is TiVo worth the crazy costs?

I'm getting cable for the first time in 5 years soon, and I'd like to get one of these new-fangled PVRs. I've found plenty of info on TiVos, but I'm having trouble finding recent information on alternatives, like MythTV. Does anyone have first-hand experience or quality links? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Feb 1, 2008 - 29 answers

What would be my best source for HD Content and the best PVR to capture that content?

What would be my best source for HD content and the best PVR to capture that content? I just purchased a new HDTV. I have a Direct TV Tivo box that is only standard def. I figure as long as I have an HDTV though, I should try to get the most out of it. It seems my options are Direct TV with their HD PVR, a Direct TV HD receiver and an HD TiVo or MythTV set up, cable and one of their PVRs or cable and a Tivo or MythTV set up. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Apr 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Want to set up Mac-based DVR for non-basic digital channels. SOL?

I'd like to use my computer (an 867MHz G4 Mac) to record European soccer (to me, football) matches from digital cable when they are shown live on US cable channels like Fox Soccer Network and ESPN. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Apr 23, 2007 - 6 answers

How should I fix or replace my DirectTiVo box?

My DirectTV with TiVo receiver died tonight. The HD actuator (I'm guessing from the sounds of it) had been clicking for a few weeks, and I'd been getting intermittent read/write errors. Tonight after a power outage, it's stuck on the powering up screen. Should I: 1. Get a New One 2. Try a new hard drive (or some other potential fix) 3. Get the PVR that DirectTV is starting to push 4. Switch to Comcast cable and get one of their PVRs [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jan 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Western Canadian TV delivery

I'm *this* close to throwing away my Bell/ExpressVu satellite/PVR setup. What are alternative ways to feed my TV addiction in western Canada? [more inside]
posted by timeistight on May 23, 2005 - 2 answers

Does anyone have any recommendations for online retailers for DirecTV?

I'm looking into signing up for DirecTV, mostly for the free/cheap Tivo. I've checked out the PVRBlog, Matt's recommendation seems to be go through OrbitSat, I've also been referred there before from others, but they no longer deal with DirecTV. Google is full of linkfarm results for the same 3 or 4 online retailers, by instinct I don't want to give them my business. Does anyone have any recommendations for online retailers for DirecTV? I'm looking for a 2 room system, with a single DVR, and Triple LNB, for as cheap as possible.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Sep 9, 2004 - 4 answers

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