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Play back DVD's and record TV/Cable to hard drive
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Replace videotape machines for both playback/recording needs. Why hasn't this duo shown up yet?

TiVo + DVD would have an unneccessary MPEG->NTSC->MPEG decode/encode in terms of recording from the DVD to harddisk no? In addition to replacing a VCR with a single unit I want minimum audio/video degradation.

zardoz, Jan 07 2002

Philips DVD Video Recorder DVDR1000 http://www.ce.philips.com
Follow the link to "Highlights" and then "DVD Recorder". Sorry, there is no direct link available. [mip, Jan 07 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Moxi Media Center http://www.sfgate.c...6.DTL&type=business
This looks like what I want plus internet tools [zardoz, Jan 08 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

HAVi http://www.havi.org/
If you have multiple units (eg DVR and DVD and TV and DBS) they could talk to each other using this interface. (it's awfully vaporish alas.) [wiml, Jan 09 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Terapin consumer DVR http://www.thinkgee...ctronics/57a6.shtml
Uses CD's but this is close [zardoz, Feb 25 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Panasonic DMR-E20 http://www.prodcat....asp?CategoryID=2596
Records to DVD-RAM [zardoz, Mar 29 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Linux VDR http://www.cadsoft.de/people/kls/vdr/
GPL'd DVR software with MP3, DVD, and 'MPlayer' support [zardoz, Apr 10 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Panasonic DMR-HS2 http://www.prodcat....HS2&CategoryId=2596
New model has 40GB hard disk [zardoz, Oct 17 2004]

Toshiba RDX2 http://www.toshiba....ept_27_02_rdx2.html
80GB hard disk [zardoz, Oct 17 2004]

RCA DRS7000N http://www.thomsons...l=2&gID=2&gParent=2
No burning, but available at Circuit City [zardoz, Oct 17 2004]

Telly from Interact-TV http://interact-tv.com/products.php
80Gb drive + DVD media center, expandable [zardoz, Oct 17 2004]


       What's wrong with TiVo + DVD player?
jutta, Jan 07 2002

       Philips is selling the DVDR1000, a DVD Video Recorder that can record on DVD player compatible media (provided you record more than 5 minutes or so). It can playback the usual set formats: DVD, VCD, SVCD, CDDA.   

       This is not exactly what you are describing, but close.   

       BTW, I was on the DVDR development team. We were also wondering why there is no harddisk integrated. Maybe an idea for a future product?
mip, Jan 07 2002

       Offhand, I'd say to keep people from recording DVD quality stuff and making a million copies.
StarChaser, Jan 11 2002

       Pretty much. The movie industry tried to make VCR's illegal. They're having some success at making digital VCRs for digital cable illegal, or at least ridiculously limited.   

       Personally, I wouldn't mind being able to tie in standalone AV peripherals over Firewire. A bit better if you don't have a lot of cash right away, more flexible, and hopefully with some excellent UI development to avoid making it into the sort of hell seen in computing these days. But honest to God Firewire TV will never, ever, happen.
cpt kangarooski, Apr 11 2002

       I read an article about this year's (2003) CES that suggested someone (I thought it was Hitachi) had released a DVD player with TiVo included (the actual branded service, TiVo). I can't find it online, however.
steve_portigal, Jan 17 2003


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