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Old 31.10.2006, 12:52
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using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

Hello this is my first post.

Back in the day when BBC was free I bought a Panasonic DVR (Digital Video Recorder) It's one of those DVD players that has a built in Hard Drive so you can record your programs on the HD instead of wasting DVD's.

Now that I have a Digital TV Subscription I was disapointed to find out that the decoder cannot be controlled externaly by the DVR. Sony VCR's had this technology back in 1990 so I thought it would still exist today.

What this meens is I cannot record digital programming with the timer on my DVR. Does this mean that I have to rent the DVR from cablecom to record shows or is there some other solution?

Another question, does cablecom sell decoder cards for media center computers? A few really nice ones just hit the market.

http://www.vidabox.com/Products/ZERO.htm
http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/22/v...lent-media-pc/
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

you need an "IR Blaster" - this might help you. The DVR will then control the STB....

Google "IR Blaster recorder" and you might find something you like?
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

for MCE, I don't think you'll get ANYTHING from cable using a digital tuner - my dual-tuner TV gets chuff-all on the digital tuner embedded in it.
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

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Hello this is my first post.
Welcome.

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Back in the day when BBC was free I bought a Panasonic DVR (Digital Video Recorder) It's one of those DVD players that has a built in Hard Drive so you can record your programs on the HD instead of wasting DVD's.
What is the model of you PVR? I bought a Panasonic PVR (it's still in storage in the UK and I can't remember the model number).

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What this meens is I cannot record digital programming with the timer on my DVR. Does this mean that I have to rent the DVR from cablecom to record shows or is there some other solution?
The workaround I used was to connect the set top box to a SCART socket on the DVR. Set the timer on the set top to come on and off as required. My PVR has a setting whereby it could be put into record stand by, and begin recording if any signal was detected on a given SCART.

Does that make sense?
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

it DOES make sense. I will give it a try.
it's a DMR-EH65.
love the machine.
It plays code 1 and 2 DVD's.


Little known fact.
There is a DVD store at Rigiplatz that has an internet service to rent DVD's online for 10chf each. They also have an unlimited montly plan. All code 1.
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crap i can't edit my post to correct spelling mistakes. I have to get that new firefox browser with built in spell check.
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

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it's a DMR-EH65.
Mine is a DMRE500. Now discontinued.
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

I'm not sure whether to go for Cablecom's media recorder subscription or buy my own DVR & IR Blaster.

If I go for a DVR, anyone know if there are any disadvantages/limitations? E.g. can I record 2 programs at once?

With the CC Media Recorder, can I transfer recorded media to a PC? Is recording done through the Cablecom on-screen decoder menu? If so, will a DVR also have control of the menu via the IR Blaster?

Cablecom really doesn't have much info on their website about this...
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

I have managed to get a Hapauge 500 to work perfectly with Mythbuntu.
It is however only analogue.

My next project is to get a Digital card working.
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Re: using your DVR with a cablecom digital decoder

I just plug my Mac into the recorder and record it via playback using the elgato video capture device. Connects via composite video, S-Video or SCART and works like a champ.

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