DTVPAL DVR Clone?

Pepper

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That's obviously what it is. The remote is obvious Echostar design too.
 
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CowboyDren

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DTVPal only had two tuners as well. You're right about the $100 price bump, but maybe this is so that CM can run "awesome sale" prices.

I'm extremely tempted; the DTVPal is the only DVR that can operate purely on PSIP data, though it includes no record by name functionality. So if the broadcaster changes a timeslot, you have to manually delete and recreate the timer.

Oh; and the cheapest I've been able to build an HTPC with four tuners and Windows 7 is about $500, so I'd love it if you could IM me with your shopping list. :)
 
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Laddyboy

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DTVPal only had two tuners as well. You're right about the $100 price bump, but maybe this is so that CM can run "awesome sale" prices.

I like the awesome sale prices idea. :) Thanks for the correction. For some reason I thought it did three at once.

I'm extremely tempted; the DTVPal is the only DVR that can operate purely on PSIP data, though it includes no record by name functionality. So if the broadcaster changes a timeslot, you have to manually delete and recreate the timer.

Oh; and the cheapest I've been able to build an HTPC with four tuners and Windows 7 is about $500, so I'd love it if you could IM me with your shopping list. :)

The last one I did for my brother was a quickie. I bought a 2GB $299 W7 X64 HDMI system with 500GB drive online and added 2 Avermedia Duets X1 (2 dual tuners) for $130 (OEM white box) from Buy.com. Adding Bluray capabilities though bumps the price another $120-$150 depending. The Duets sometimes go as low as $49. I usually buy parts when I see them on sale at deep discounts or salvage from other systems, and when I collect enough for a system, I build it and either use it or sell it.
 
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pabeader

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I'm extremely tempted; the DTVPal is the only DVR that can operate purely on PSIP data, though it includes no record by name functionality. So if the broadcaster changes a timeslot, you have to manually delete and recreate the timer.

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It operates on both PSIP and TVGOS. It prefers TVGOS if it's available, but will drop down to PSIP if it has to.
 
Scherrman

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This is the same exact product that Dish had last year. They sold it off to Channel Master. I don't believe anything has changed other than the name and the price.
 
navychop

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At least the product is available. I have one DTVPAL DVR and am quite happy with it. Decided not to buy a second one, but I'm happy to see I still can if I change my mind.
 
cditty

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I have thought about buying a couple of these and using them to record primetime every night on all 4 networks.

Or, buying one just for the bedroom.
 
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Laddyboy

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Don't any of you have a Vista or W7 desktop that you slide an express or PCI ATSC dual tuner card into for a dual tuner recorder? The premium and above versions of Windows already have the recording software built into the OS.
 

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