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Using DVR or TIVO for woodworking shows

I never really gave it any thought before, cuz I didn't think I would use it much. But, after reading how many of you use it for recording New Yankee Workshop, etc. I'm wondering...

Should I get one?

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DVR / Tivo changed the way I watch television in general. I never watch anything live anymore. We set up the DVR to record the stuff we like. When the LOML and I get home from work, we do our thing around the house, whatever, then later in the evening we go watch two one hour shows and it takes about 90 minutes if you ff through the ads. Sometimes we get entire seasons before watching any of them, and then have something to watch through the summer dry months. our viewing is on our schedule, sometimes we watch nothing because we went out or had people over, whatever. Most of the stuff we watch normally airs at 10pm, and we usually are "lights out" by then

As far as WW shows, I used to record NYW and that David Marks show, but lately David Marks is off the air and NYW is just repeats, I hear Norm is going off the air at some point to. I actually flag some of the shows as never delete and have a few of them on the DVR to this day. I don't watch them all the time, but they are episodes like "jigs" and other more utility shows rather than project shows. Just recently went back and viewed the router/mortise jig Marks uses because I don't like the one I copied from another source.
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Which DVR?

Thanks for the reply. Do you have any particular make and model of DVR you like?

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I have a DVR/Satellite receiver and use it to record NWS. I have used it for other recording too. It also records HD so I can enjoy a movie now and then and pause when the beer is empty.

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I would only get one made of oak or maple. Stay away from pine DVRs. But the MDF TIVO's are ok.
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I'm kinda fond...

of cherry myself! Do they come in cherry?


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Thanks for the reply. Do you have any particular make and model of DVR you like?
I think the Tivo operating system is the most reliable, but from an ease of use perspective I think the best bet is to just go with whatever your provider has. of course they like to charge extra for the ability to record shows though.
I originally had a Tivo that was outside the main receiver and it was a pain because you had to be on the channel you were recording, same as it was with VCR's back in the day.
If you get a DVR from your provider, you can get it so that you can record two shows at once, or watch one show while recording another.
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awesome..

Thanks for that tip- makes a lot of sense.

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Yes, but only veneer cherry. Not solid cherry.
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