May 23 2005
I'm in the process of building a new home
theatre system from scratch. So far, I've got the HDTV, a 6.1 surround
sound system, a DVD player, and a TiVo. I'll write more about these
components once the whole shebang is set up.
I keep thinking "something is missing". Well, I'm sure lots of things are, but one thing is a DVD recorder. Having never bought one or even paid attention, I'm not sure I know enough to be smart about this component. They sure have dropped in price -- buy.com's mailer today featured a Sharp for $160.
My main question -- TiVo has a "save to VCR" option. Is there any reason that couldn't be "save to DVD recorder"? I realize that's a suboptimal option, since it basically requires program playback. Still, as Mike Lazar and I have discovered, it's likely to be far more performant than TiVo2Go (while that still remains an option). So, do I add one of these to the "toys" list?