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Old 03-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Question How to record shows when using ROKU, Netflix etc?

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All these posts got me interested in what people use to RECORD the programs for later. We would like to get rid of cable and go to just air channels, Netlix, etc - but we do love using our DVR to watch shows without commercials or at a later time and having the whole season record itself is great too

So, are people using TIVO, recording to a Blueray DVD player, or ?????
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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As far as Netflix goes, the shows are available to watch any day, any time.. wouldn't need to record them.. for example, if you wanted to start watching a series, just start at the 1st epiode, pull it up, watch it.. go on to next episode, etc.

For air channels/live TV, if you give up cable/uverse/etc (whatever you're using).. I don't believe there will be a way to record the live TV anymore.. although I maybe be wrong.

We're in the process of cutting our UVerse, and going to Netflix... have had the Netflix for about 5 months now.. haven't made the last call to UVerse yet (made it in December, but they gave us a 3-month offer too good to refuse)... so within the next few wks, we're gonna cut our UVerse for good..

Have been Very happy with Netflix so far.. dd's have found lots of great classic shows/cartoons to watch.. and will be saving us a bundle every month.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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ha ha..

I was just thinking about this last night when we taped Glee on the VCR.. I was wondering if we were the only people that still use one. (They do still work by the way.. and I got this one for $3 at a garage sale.) Certainly not as convenient as the DVR, but that is not an expense I'm willing to spring for.

Many shows you can watch online the next day, but we like to tape it and watch it that night after the kids go to bed.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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If you hook up a computer to the TV, you can get a TV tuner (either internal or external) and use Windows Media Center (WMC) as a DVR. WMC comes free with Windows 7 Home Premium and above. I built my own computer for this purpose, but I realize that that may not be an option for everyone.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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We have this TiVo unit:
http://www.amazon.com/Humax-DRT800-D.../dp/B00065ZK7M
and it burns DVDs of the shows we have TiVoed.

My husband has also figured out how to record the on-demand shows (from Comcast) onto the TiVo and burn a DVD from it (and then the kids can watch the DVD on the DVD player in the car later). Don't ask me how it works, it's beyond the capabilities of my brain to understand it.

I don't think that you can record the Netflix stream. At least my husband has not figured it out yet (and if it were possible, he probably would have figured it out by now)
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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You can rip dvd's to your computer and store them on an external. If there is no streaming of the show. You can either hook it up to a ps3 or your computer to your tv to watch.

Netflix keeps track of which episodes you have watched in a series and if you have stopped midstream. You can either resume playing or play from begining. So it's just like using a dvr.

Tivo might be an option, but i've never used it. I have seen several discount at Blockbusters that were closing.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:02 AM   #7
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Hi,

All these posts got me interested in what people use to RECORD the programs for later. We would like to get rid of cable and go to just air channels, Netlix, etc - but we do love using our DVR to watch shows without commercials or at a later time and having the whole season record itself is great too

So, are people using TIVO, recording to a Blueray DVD player, or ?????


You'd be surprised but actually there is also pc software for this particular job of recording netflix streaming videos and movies from their watch instantly service.

There's one called Audials Tunebite, I have it on my pc but since it also works to record streaming videos from other sources and video sites I don't use it that often to record Netflix watch instantly.

Anyways this one can capture Netfix movies and save them to your hard disk for later playback without any problems and in pretty nice quality:

audials.com/en/tunebite/index.html
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:25 AM   #8
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I also use a good ole VCR! We have one in every room that has a tv, in fact, most of them are built into the tv's because ours are just that old.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:43 AM   #9
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As far as Netflix goes, the shows are available to watch any day, any time.. wouldn't need to record them.. .
duh- I never thought of that! ok- so what about tv from an antenna?
if we don't have windows 7- what can we do? would a digital dvd recorder/player work?
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I think you can burn DVDs but then you can't re-record over them.

The drawback for a VHS or DVD is that you have to remember to set the darn thing......no "series record" button! Shoot, I have no idea what time or day things are on because I DVR them all and watch them later.

I am still debating the entire giving up DTV thing.....

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duh- I never thought of that! ok- so what about tv from an antenna?
if we don't have windows 7- what can we do? would a digital dvd recorder/player work?
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #11
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One of the things we like best about using the Netflix and Hulu subscriptions is we can stream those programs to our Roku/Big TV, our iPad, our netbooks, computers, anywhere we have access to wifi. If we are traveling we can still watch our favorite programs and movies. No need to record.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:37 AM   #12
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I think you can burn DVDs but then you can't re-record over them.

The drawback for a VHS or DVD is that you have to remember to set the darn thing......no "series record" button! Shoot, I have no idea what time or day things are on because I DVR them all and watch them later.

I am still debating the entire giving up DTV thing.....

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They do have rewritable DVDs
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:57 AM   #13
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We have a computer hooked up to the TV with an HDMI cable. It allows you to use the TV as a second monitor. We then watch the network shows through the network's website (or hulu) and drag the browser to the TV. The audio also comes through the TV then. The quality isn't always as good, especially on our large screen TV, but it's free and better than messing with a VCR.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #14
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To record my basic television I used to use a dvd recorder with re-recordable DVDs...but recently I got an HDD dvd player, It has a hard drive built in and it's just like DVR except I don't have to pay for it, everything just records to the harddrive.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #15
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Unfortunately, quite a few shows we watch are NOT available through streaming.

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One of the things we like best about using the Netflix and Hulu subscriptions is we can stream those programs to our Roku/Big TV, our iPad, our netbooks, computers, anywhere we have access to wifi. If we are traveling we can still watch our favorite programs and movies. No need to record.
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