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    DVD recorders - what's the deal?

    Anyone know any makes or models that they would recommend? What should I look for? I notice they are down to 400-500 now. I would love to be able to record the PPV arnold classic and the pride fc/UFC matches.

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    I used one on my comp with a tv tunner.. its pretty sick.. i saved them on my hard drive edit what i dont want out and record.. i think that way its done in a more efficient way.. but standalones i have no idea.. :-\

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    I agree with Elliot. . .invest in a dvd burner for your computer and a video card that will allow you to input audio and video. Then you can edit the video however you want. Probably be cheaper that way, too.

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    btw.. for prices check out www.pricewatch.com get a dvd+rw and a decent allinwoder card.. it should be like 300$..

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    Pioneer A06, they're almost giving them away, does + and - DVD's and of course all CDR's and CD-RW

    That plus an ATI allinwonder card and you're set...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
    Pioneer A06, they're almost giving them away, does + and - DVD's and of course all CDR's and CD-RW

    That plus an ATI allinwonder card and you're set...

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    That's the model I have and I don't have any complaints at all. I bought it late last year for just under $160 and I think it's went down a lot since then.

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    Is there software that will allow you to schedule recording through the PC? Thanks!

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    yeah it comes with the allinwonder card..

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    Thanks guys. I think you may have save me some major$. One more question though, for PPV stuff, could I unhook my Digital Cable Reciever from my TV and put it between my cable and the All in wonder card on the PC, or would the all in wonder not be able to handle all those channels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottp999
    Thanks guys. I think you may have save me some major$. One more question though, for PPV stuff, could I unhook my Digital Cable Reciever from my TV and put it between my cable and the All in wonder card on the PC, or would the all in wonder not be able to handle all those channels?
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    I don't actually have one of those cards, yet, but I'm pretty sure there is a tuner in there that will work just like a receiver. It will seperate the channels for you.

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    Cool, it does say they are only 125 channel tuners. Wondering if I can map higher channels to the 125 they offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottp999
    Cool, it does say they are only 125 channel tuners. Wondering if I can map higher channels to the 125 they offer?

    the more expensive ones can go upto 999 and recive HDTV i belive.. i dont think thoes are allinwonder card i forgot thier name but i'll looko it up for you. and as far as the cable goes call your cable company and ask them for a spliter or just go to home depo and get one its like 2$ and run on cabel to your tv and the other to your pc hance you can record something while your flipping throught the channel on your tv. thats one thing i used to hate about VHS recording you forget flip the channel to some porn and your lil brother ends up haveing an X rated barney tape..

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    http://store.yahoo.com/livewarehouse/dvso37280.html

    130$ if i didnt have one i would get that..

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    Hey just wondering if theres any DVD burning emulators that can be used on the comp with a 52x32x52 cd-rw. I know about game emulators like snes playstation etc.. so what about the guy that cant afford a dvd burner?.............hitman

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    Thanks for the suggestions Elliot. If you can find out the brand of video card that can handle more channels it would be great. I actually have a pent 3, 1200mhz with 60gb drive sitting in a closet. I could put that bad boy behind my tv in the corner and do the cable split and I am set. The tv I have is HDTV with multiple inputs so I can use it for the PC and the Cable and flip back and forth. Sweet.
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    sweet card, pretty reasonable price. thanks a million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman
    Hey just wondering if theres any DVD burning emulators that can be used on the comp with a 52x32x52 cd-rw. I know about game emulators like snes playstation etc.. so what about the guy that cant afford a dvd burner?.............hitman

    nope.. :-\ its a hardwear issue.. but you can burn vcd's which nearly all dvd players can read..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    nope.. :-\ its a hardwear issue.. but you can burn vcd's which nearly all dvd players can read..

    So to do that i would have to get my media from the likes of kazza etc..? then format it to vcd to play on the home dvd player correct. If so whats a good prog that would work for that.........Hitman

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    a heard nero.. the problem with vcds is that they can only be about 80 minutes long..

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    Just a little follow up on what I decided to do. I was going to upgrade my computer in a couple of months for some new games that are coming out like doom3. I am going to add a ATI 9800 PRO 128mb all in wonder card so I can do all my cable recording in addition to playing the latest games. Probably go with a 200gb hard drive to handle all of the recording and then add a pioneer A06 DVD burner. I did find out that you can buy something called an IR controller that you plug in to a usb port and it will allow the timer recording software to change the channels on your digital cable box. If you don't get one then you are stuck with just basic cable. Anyway, thanks for all the input, now my new computer will also act as a TIVO and DVD recorder. Oh, I am also going to opt for a 500w power supply because there is considerable more drain when you add up all of the devices.

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