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#60150 - 09/07/04 02:34 PM HD tivo?
spiffnme Offline
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Can tivo record HD? We're this close (holding finger tips really close together) from getting a tivo, but I'm hesitant to buy something that won't record HD, as I'm hoping to be in HD land by next Spring.


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#60151 - 09/07/04 02:42 PM Re: HD tivo?
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I don't think you can make a HD recording with TiVO as it is a copy protected signal (HDCP). Check this post out from board member Bilbo Baggins.

oops...wrong url. try this


Edited by ericb (09/07/04 02:43 PM)

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#60152 - 09/07/04 02:59 PM Re: HD tivo?
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Thanks.


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#60153 - 09/07/04 03:04 PM Re: HD tivo?
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There is Hi-Def DirecTiVo.

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#60154 - 09/07/04 03:06 PM Re: HD tivo?
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We don't have DirectTV. We'll likely not be getting it either. Though I guess it's always a possibility. I guess I should look into that possibility before making my Tivo decision.


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#60155 - 09/07/04 03:58 PM Re: HD tivo?
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my brother has Voom service.....and likes it a lot. They are coming out with a DVR too.

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#60156 - 09/07/04 04:50 PM Re: HD tivo?
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You can only do that w/ HD DirecTivo. I have it and it's a "god-box". I've recorded shows in HD (6' under, Seabiscuit, etc) and the picture is great. I have it running via DVI to my plasma. Your only other HD DVR option currently, is the Dish 921 PVR.

It's got a built in OTA HD tuner so I can record the free OTA HD channels too. Technically, you could by the HD DirecTivo and record HD w/o using DirecTV, but you won't get the guides because you're not a subscriber. It'd be expensive, $900 to $1K though. Then you'd be able record the Hawaii based shows like North Shore (Fox) and Hawaii (NBC) in order to hear actors speak w/ a horribly fake pidgin accent...

BTW: I'm not a tennis fan, but the Open in HD looked VERY good. Even my wife, who's sometimes bewildered by my HT obsession, said that the HD looked incredible.


Edited by oldskoolboarder (09/07/04 04:57 PM)

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#60157 - 09/07/04 05:24 PM Re: HD tivo?
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Tennis in HD on a 62" tv is my dream goal.


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#60158 - 09/07/04 07:18 PM Re: HD tivo?
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I won't be happy until a tennis match is displayed IN my living room in 3D Projected-Holographic Realism.
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#60159 - 09/07/04 07:19 PM Re: HD tivo?
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LOL...I'll settle for 62 inches of HD.


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