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Does anyone have some suggestions for set top, hard drive based, personal video recorders?  I've looked at Tivo and Replay TV, but both of those require you to pay a subscription fee.  Are there any PVR's that don't?
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"Are there any PVR's that don't"
not legally, of course you don't need subscription to record directly, only for setting it to record in advance
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It's just that their $10 monthly subscription fee or $250 for a lifetime subscription is pretty rediculous for just guide information.  When I saw this, it made me wonder if people have developed a crack so you can get the information from somewhere else.

You said I only need the subscription to record in advance...  Does that mean I can't even manually set a timer without a subscription?

By the way, what do you mean "not leagally"?  There's a crack for it?
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Well I would say there probably is, you are talking about a standalone one correct? I know the TIVO/Direct TV combo has a workaround available.
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I guess it's a stand-alone one, I've just been looking at their regular 80 hour model:
http://tivo.com/2.0.asp
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I have no personal experience with the standalones. I only know what I have heard about them. Some people like them, others swear at them. I have DTV/Tivo combo and I really like it, my monthly service is only $4.99 or $250 lifetime, I chose the $4.99 monthly since it will take me many years to get to $250 and the lifetime of electronic devices may not last that long. Also if Tivo sells out will new owner honor the lifetime deal?
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you probabbly get their subscription cheaper because DirectTV has a contract with them.
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Crash
go to this forum and there is alot of info available that may help you.
http://dssbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=50

You may have to register before it will allow you access.
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by:Crash2100
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oh well, thanks for the info.

By the way, that DSS BBS forum says it currently isn't accepting new registerations.  :-/
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My local cable service started offering a PVR service with an Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8000 PVR for $7.00 a month since I have their cable modem service.  Which is incredibly sweet compared to the $14.00 a month the Tivo service costs.  Plus you don't have to buy the box!  The only downside to it is you have to return the box once you stop subscribing.
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