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  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Does TIVO have a patent on all hard drive recorders for TV? Is it possible
    to find a hard drive TV recorder that can be set up (with a built in timer
    and not TIVO codes) to record like a VHS recorder does now?

    Bill
     
  2. If you have an old TIVO, or can find a friend with one in the closet because
    they upgraded, you can use it manually. You may have to interpret the time
    & channel layout if it's from another area, but at least you can manually
    program it to record certain times & channels.

    WT
     
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    If you have an older PII or even a descent PIII machine lying around, you
    can put in a very large hard disk and install the ATI PC-TV display card
    with the video and audio I/O option. Matrox also makes a very good system
    as well. You can then install the biggest hard disk that the machine can
    handle, as the second hard drive. Configure it to be just for video. Set
    the quality level of the PC-TV software to be the max.

    You install the software, and hook it up like a VCR to the TV set. Now you
    have a hard disk TV system that beats the butts off everything out there
    that is off the shelf! You can add a wireless keyboard and mouse, so you
    can use it at the place where you sit.

    The new Radeon PC-TV cards can even have a remote control option.

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    Does TIVO have a patent on all hard drive recorders for TV? Is it possible
    to find a hard drive TV recorder that can be set up (with a built in timer
    and not TIVO codes) to record like a VHS recorder does now?

    Bill
     
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