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Will Magnavox MDR868H DVR work with Cable Card?

Does anyone know if any other DVR's  other than Tivo will work with Starter Cable with Cable Card?

 

I have been looking at the Magnavox MDR868H.

 

This device has no monthly fee's.  Also if it does work will I need a tuner?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Will Magnavox MDR868H DVR work with Cable Card?

This is an over the air device, won't work on QAM cable.

A TA is not a tuner.

This has composite and Svideo inputs you could connect it to a cable box but you can't record SDV channels via the tmer, only while you're actually watching them.

Bottom line"

"tuner/Reception/Transmission

  • Tuner: Built-in ATSC Tuner"
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Re: Will Magnavox MDR868H DVR work with Cable Card?

Thanks MsRaye

 

Is there a list anywhere of DVRs that will work with QAM cable?

Any that don't have monthly fee's?

 

If not I may consider buying a lifetime plan from Tivo.

 

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Re: Will Magnavox MDR868H DVR work with Cable Card?

TWC refuses to allow COAM DVR's short of Tivo and Cetron . You must rent a Tunning adapter and cable card to get most channels.

 A "tuning adapter" is just another name for a cable modem with USB lan connection. It's what registers the box, syncs up the cablecards decription with channels you pay for and "orders" SDV channels to be sent on a Qam channel to you.

 Hauppage and Silicon Devices have some devices as well BUT, there's an issue with Microsoft/edia center/WMA  getting really picky on DRM -copyright holders gonna sue... yaddda dadda...

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