Watching and Recording at the same time

MaggieB

DTVUSA Rookie
#1
I want to be able to record one channel while watching another one on the same tv. I just got the converter and do not have an anteena. At Comcast, they keep pushing a DVR. I don't really want to this added expense. Someone did suggest a vcr with a digital tuner. Will this work, if not what can I do to be able to do this? I have read multiple things from another converter (which comcast said will not work) to two vcrs. What can I do to watch one channel and record another at the same time?
 

1inxs

DTVUSA Member
#2
I want to be able to record one channel while watching another one on the same tv. I just got the converter and do not have an anteena. At Comcast, they keep pushing a DVR. I don't really want to this added expense. Someone did suggest a vcr with a digital tuner. Will this work, if not what can I do to be able to do this? I have read multiple things from another converter (which comcast said will not work) to two vcrs. What can I do to watch one channel and record another at the same time?
A new VCR with the ATSC tuner would also be an added expense and I'm not sure it would be compatible with Comcast. I don't believe it is. If it were me I would opt for the DVR. The CECB is not compatible with cable. Is the Comcast DVR only a small fee?
 

Piggie

Super Moderator
#3
Have you seen any VCRs with ATSC tuners?

Never mind, once I used our friend Google they popped up everywhere. They seem a little pricy for old of technology
 

Orrymain

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#4
Just as an fyi -- I believe Comcast probably charges the same rates around the country, or maybe not, but here it's $10 for a DVR per month; $10 if you want HD.
 

SuzanaD

DTVUSA Member
#5
I use the DVR with verizon. I am able to record something while I watch another show and it works great. You just schedule the recordings ahead of time and it even records overnight.
 

divxhacker

DTVUSA Member
#6
Have you seen any VCRs with ATSC tuners?

Never mind, once I used our friend Google they popped up everywhere. They seem a little pricy for old of technology
The Panasonic DMR-EZ48 is a VCR/DVD recorder. There's a big problem with it.

ATSC shows cannot be recorded onto VHS tapes on that recorder. Only on DVDs. My mother is pretty cross about that.
 

bicker

DTVUSA Member
#8
Just as an fyi -- I believe Comcast probably charges the same rates around the country, or maybe not, but here it's $10 for a DVR per month; $10 if you want HD.
Here, the SD DVR, when it was available, was about $9 per month, while the HD DVR was about $13 per month. The SD DVR is gone, I believe, and the HD DVR is $14 per month. That's for the first DVR, though. If you want another DVR (or any additional digital device, even just another STB), you have to pay a mirroring fee of $5 per month, so a second HD DVR would cost about $19 extra per month.
 

SuzanaD

DTVUSA Member
#9
I have to say I really like the Dvr. I used to record all my shows, and with Verizon as well. With Verizon I was able to watch while I record too. I think it is alot better that way.
 
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