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 Post subject: Digital TV PVR
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:33 pm 
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I gave up on cable and Rogers a while ago. Too expensive, too many repeats of the stuff I like, such as documentaries and everything else is phony reality TV.

I had two PVRs from Rogers but sadly, they wont work now on regular TV. Any idea who makes a PVR that will work on today's digital TV?


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 Post subject: Re: Digital TV PVR
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Not sure I follow you arviden. Are you trying to play back from your existing PVRs or record over the air broadcasts with them? Because, to my understanding, those PVRs are "locked" into decoding each cable provider's signals, so you cannot use a Rogers box on a Videotron or OTA signal without hacking the internal programming.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital TV PVR
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:53 pm 
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You need something like a "Mediasonic HOMEWORX Digital Converter Box with Recording Function"

http://www.mediasonic.ca/product.php?id=1422401158

You can get one for under $100, video quality for the OTA TV tuner is good, but I heard their recording function
is not very stable, do some research before you get one.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital TV PVR
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:38 am 
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http://www.saveandreplay.com

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0128J5JW ... vOpmL&ref=



No affiliation to either


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 Post subject: Re: Digital TV PVR
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:06 am 
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triathleteman wrote:
http://www.saveandreplay.com

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0128J5JW ... vOpmL&ref=



No affiliation to either


Great links, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital TV PVR
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:02 pm 
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catwk wrote:
You need something like a "Mediasonic HOMEWORX Digital Converter Box with Recording Function"

http://www.mediasonic.ca/product.php?id=1422401158

You can get one for under $100, video quality for the OTA TV tuner is good, but I heard their recording function
is not very stable, do some research before you get one.
I bought one of these. Recording function is useless if recording to USB stick....don't know if it's better to another drive type. Reception is not that great either compared to other ATSC receivers.


triathleteman wrote:
http://www.saveandreplay.com

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0128J5JW ... vOpmL&ref=



No affiliation to either
Sadly, only has HDMI out, otherwise I'd be all over this....

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