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Old February 15, 2010, 09:24 PM
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Is there anyway to get the recorded shows off the PVR yet?
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Old February 16, 2010, 06:24 AM
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Hmmm....my HD PVR from Bell allows me to record one show and watch another one live. I haven't heard of ANY triple tuner PVRs available through Bell or Videotron but then again, I haven't really been paying much attention.


As for getting shows off of your PVR and onto your computer; it isn't easy since all of the recorded files are encrypted. One option (if you have the necessary PVR) is attach an external HDD to the unit and begin recording on it. Then plug the HDD into your computer, use a program like PVRConv and hope for the best.
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Old February 16, 2010, 07:58 AM
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Hmmm....my HD PVR from Bell allows me to record one show and watch another one live. I haven't heard of ANY triple tuner PVRs available through Bell or Videotron but then again, I haven't really been paying much attention.


As for getting shows off of your PVR and onto your computer; it isn't easy since all of the recorded files are encrypted. One option (if you have the necessary PVR) is attach an external HDD to the unit and begin recording on it. Then plug the HDD into your computer, use a program like PVRConv and hope for the best.
Well maybe not record 2 + watch one live. But the Shaw Direct PVR can't even record two shows at once. It can record one, and watch one live AFAIK.
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Well maybe not record 2 + watch one live. But the Shaw Direct PVR can't even record two shows at once. It can record one, and watch one live AFAIK.
Ah. I have a Bell 9242 which can:

Record two at the same time

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Record one + watch one live

or

Record two + watch one recorded.


I love this thing. I have it hooked up to a WD 1TB external HDD and am actually surprised how painless that pairing went. IMO, getting a dedicated PVR is MUCH easier and less expensive than building a computer that can do the recording.
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:03 AM
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I've been thiking about grabbing the star choice unit as well. Although it is still a crappy PVR compared to all the competitions. Almost all other PVR's out there these days allows recording of two shows at a time plus watching another one live.
I get it for $ 195 because I switch from Express vue to them
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:41 AM
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I get it for $ 195 because I switch from Express vue to them
I wonder if I threaten to go to Bell, will they give it to me for $200 as well.
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:43 AM
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funny part when I cancel Bell , they offer offer me one for free too not cancel,
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Why go with StarChoice over Bell? I've had nothing but great HD service from Bell.
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:58 AM
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because it cost me $ 400 to switch to star choice, including the hd pvr and Bell was selling me a PVR to replace the one damage at more than that with the installation of the new HD lmb or antenna
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Old February 16, 2010, 01:00 PM
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I'm calling Bell to cancel TV today. Bill is too high and Rogers offers a package with more channels I'd actually watch for cheaper. If Bell;s retention offers give me a free PVR for 1 year and discounts my programming and puts me on a contract with maximum length of 1 year, I'll stay. If not I'm moving to Rogers. Then I'll hang up and call back to cancel phone and internet to move to TekSavvy ;)
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