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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 design an awesome multi-node home theater for my house

Help me build the bitchin'-est home theater multi-node network for my house. Let your imagination fly! [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on Nov 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Need help navigating the HTPC hardware options

I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Aug 20, 2011 - 17 answers

What is the best way to set up a Windows 7 Media Center?

This weekend I'm going to be setting up, installing and configuring Windows 7 Media Center as a DVR. Do you have any recommendations on things to do or not do in order to get the most out of this? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me spend my hard earned

Blu Ray player and PVR/DVR recommendation [more inside]
posted by dmt on Mar 3, 2010 - 10 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

We don't want to miss the ice skating

Setting up a PVR/DVR before the Olympics: feasible or not feasible? If so, what components should I buy? Guidance or current resources, please; current setup within. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Jan 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Standalone or vendor lock-in?

What's the deal with DVRs in America in 2009? Can I buy one off the shelf and take it home and hook it to the cable and use it successfully like a digital VCR or am I "supposed" to get one from my cable provider and get billed a monthly fee for some program-guide service I do not want? [more inside]
posted by Liver on Mar 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Is the Blue Screen of TiVo fixable?

Does my TiVo Series 1's "Blue Screen of TiVo" mean that it is dead, or do I have my settings messed up? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

What is the best HTPC software?

What software (or set of software) should I use on my new HTPC for both DVR functionality and streaming internet video? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Jan 1, 2009 - 10 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

a tivo we will go, a tivo we will go...

What's the best TIVO for me? [more inside]
posted by griffey on Feb 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Homebrew PVR with HD?

Just switched from cable to DirecTV (7 HD channels on cable just wasn't cutting it), and we have a Mac Mini we'd like to use as a DVR. Possible? Practical?
posted by joshuaconner on Dec 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Need help Building a PVR

I'm planning on building a PVR and need advice on TV card, PC and the PVR software. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Oct 18, 2007 - 14 answers

build my own media center?

I'm building a media center PC for my living room and I'm trying to plan out the hardware/software I'll need. So I have several questions. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Apr 28, 2007 - 4 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

I want to have files on my comp show up on my Tivo's browser sorted into groups, not as a flat list.

I want to have files on my PC or Mac show up on my Tivo's browser sorted into groups, not all as one flat list like they seem to do by default. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jan 5, 2007 - 2 answers

Roll my own torrent player for my TV

How can I build a machine (PVR?) that downloads torrents automatically via RSS and allows me to access them in a Tivo/DVR/PVR like interface on my television? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Aug 17, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I copy videos FROM my PC TO my TiVo?

How do I copy videos FROM my PC TO my TiVo???? I see plenty of ways to copy video the other way, including TiVo's own TivoToGo, but what I'd like to do is copy videos I have on my computer (in various formats) TO the TiVo. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Mar 31, 2006 - 6 answers

Differences between Tivo and ReplayTV?

I'm interested in finally getting a DVR, and I'm trying to decide between Tivo and ReplayTV. Are there any differences I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by mattwatson on Nov 10, 2005 - 11 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

TiVO KillFilters

TiVoFilter Is there any way to create killfilters in TiVo? Essentially the equivalent of a Season Pass, but to mark a series as "ignore every instance of this series"? [mi] [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Sep 8, 2004 - 19 answers

TiVo - buy out right or subscription?

I'm in the market for a TiVo recorder. Should I pay the $299 one time fee or pay the $12.95 monthly subscription fee? Common sense says that if I have it for at least two years that the lump sum is the way to go, but I'm afraid that in that amount of time, TiVos will have gone the way of the MiniDisc. Should I have asked this question two years ago?
posted by ColdChef on Aug 11, 2004 - 10 answers

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