Digital TV...new digital recorders?

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Digital TV...new digital recorders?

Post by allenwrench » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:54 pm

When the broadcast go to digital in '09, will VCR's and DVD-R's still record? Or will we need new digital recorders for TV?

What about pocket TV's Are they coming out with new digital ones?

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Post by Richard Berg » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:14 pm

You'll need to plug your old analog VCRs and DVRs into a digital tuner box.

I doubt anyone will make digital pocket TVs. (Do they even make them today?) All the money is being made in iPods.

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Post by blood_donor » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:12 pm

Recorders that are used over the air will not record broadcasts anymore unless they are plugged in to a converter box, or cable TV service. New models are out with digital tuners built in but they are limited to standard definition quality.

Echostar will be selling a set top box with hard drive DVR.

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Post by allenwrench » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:50 am

Thanks for the info.

What about radios? Are radios next for the analog scrap pile?

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Post by blood_donor » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:03 pm

allenwrench wrote:Thanks for the info.

What about radios? Are radios next for the analog scrap pile?
HD Radio is here, and it is good, but unlike HDTV, HD Radio is not mandated by the .GOV, rather, it is an attempt by terrestrial radio to compete with satellite radio. And, as far as I can see, HD Radio wins, 'cause it's FREE.

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