Think I'm the only one posting so far that does all three of these. First, like most others, I use <b>Cox Cable's SciAtl dual-tuner Explorer-8000 DVR</b>, and it's just great - no complaints, since 2004.
In 2005 I added a <b>Philips multi-format DVD recorder</b> to record off of the TV's monitor-out jack. This is awesome because I can offload programs from the DVR to DVD+/-R discs for permanent storage, or to DVD+/-RW discs for eraseable storage. This capability helps me to free up storage capacity on the DVR, too.
Then in 2007 I bought an <b>HP Touchsmart IQ770 all-in-one PC</b> and it's the <i>most bestest</i> computer I've ever had. It runs Vista Home Premium which includes Media Center functionality with an excellent remote. This PC has input connections for NTSC (standard def signals) and <b>ATSC</b> (high def signals). I connected my attic-mounted antenna's wall-based coax cable to the ATSC input and I can watch and record local stations' high-def programming to the PC's 320GB drive. <i>This is simply awesome</i>. I now have entre into HDTV with no extra outlay and I watch all local HD primetime programming via the Touchsmart now, and cable programming via DVR. The Media Center functionality includes an onscreen programming guide for <b><u>no charge</u></b> and has all the same features that a typical DVR has: pause, FF, RW, record single or series shows, adjust start/stop record times, etc.
Be aware that the Touchsmart can accommodate cable programming, too, I'm just not utilizing that because I still prefer the separation. If the Touchsmart had dual tuners then I'd prolly watch most if not all TV programming there. That'd be an amazing shift wouldn't it ? Maybe one of HP's next-gen all-in-ones will sport dual-tuners....
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