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# 21251 20-Apr-2008 21:58
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Hi guys,

I got a free samsung hard drive recoreder when I bought my plasma and its bloody great. Only thing is I have to leave the channel on what I intend to record and hope no one changes it...

I know there are some products out there just having trouble sourcing one. I was then thinking about finding software and point my laptop at it. I think myth TV can do that?

Anyone point me in the right direction... I have a telstra digital connection also.

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  # 125172 20-Apr-2008 22:10
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You can book programs on the Sky decoder so that will automatically change to the correct channel at the time the program is scheduled to start.
It is a bit of a pain having to setup two units to record the one program but at least then you know that the decoder will be on the correct channel.



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  # 125173 20-Apr-2008 22:19
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Ahr didnt know that. I knew how to do that on a sky box so cant be too hard on a telstra box.

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  # 125234 21-Apr-2008 10:41
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Telestra digital boxs also do this, they allow both reminders or deliberate changing for recording.

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  # 126298 25-Apr-2008 13:44
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Plus you can always use a dreambox and make your life much easier, it's like having MySky on Telstra, and owning your own box.





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  # 126333 25-Apr-2008 17:14
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If you have to program two devices you are sure to forget one!  Makes me wonder why in NZ we never had DVD or HD recorders with IR emitters which is common in the US. Then the DVD recorder could be programmed to emit the right commands to change the channel on the Sky or TCL box at the time the recording starts.




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  # 126353 25-Apr-2008 20:02
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lchiu7: If you have to program two devices you are sure to forget one! Makes me wonder why in NZ we never had DVD or HD recorders with IR emitters which is common in the US. Then the DVD recorder could be programmed to emit the right commands to change the channel on the Sky or TCL box at the time the recording starts.

I think they are called Tivo's :). Yes it's a shame that that the Tivo's never came to NZ apart from being supported by a community, they a great boxes... Lets see if they ever arrive in Aussie....





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  # 126356 25-Apr-2008 20:09
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I wasn't thinking of the Tivo. Look at this

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/dvr/product.asp?model=RD-XS55

This is a standard DVD/HD recorder that has an IR blaster to control a cable box. That's what we needed in this country.

There are plenty of other examples around.




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  # 126898 28-Apr-2008 21:26
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haha an now my dvd recoreder has packed up haha cant believe my luck! It seems to be stuck on auto?!? Back to samsung is goes...

Anywho so is s-video the best option for quality in terms of pluginh the crappy telstra box into my plasma?

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  # 126929 28-Apr-2008 23:23
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From the boxes TCL supply the best option you have is SVideo, otherwise you can get a Dreambox from me, which will do Component via SCART.  If you want to know more about the dreamboxes search the archives.





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