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Look up some info on these models, see what you think:
- Magnavox H2160MW9 160GB DVD/Hard Disk Recorder
- Philips DVDR3576H 160GB DVD/Hard Disk Recorder
Both have ATSC tuners so you can use your antenna without any sort of adapter or converter box. Both can be controlled by Slingbox, but some extra effort is required. You have to find (or make) a custom remote file then upload it to the Slingbox for it to work.
You might be able to make your own custom remote with your Windows computer and current model Slingbox here:
Or, check these places to see if the remote file has already been created:
The two DVRs I mentioned aren't the only ones available, there are actually a number of them out there. Unfortunately, this class of device isn't well promoted so you have to dig a little. The Philips & Magnavox models above are very, very similar. I have an older Philips DVDR3455H, use it daily, and love it. It works fantastic with my Sling Classic once I installed the custom remote file.
Hope this helps,
hey i saw your post. I have a philips DVDR3455H, I love it also. I just set up my sling classic (yeah the old one but i got it cheap locally) and works well with direct cable. with the DVR, I can't seem to control it with the IR. i saw that you mentioned you had to upload some remote code to the sling? can you point me to the doc that walk me thru?
or one question, does your IR's lights light up when you send some signal to the PVR? the lights don't seem to work and I'm not sure if the IR just doesn't work altogether or what.
thanks in advance!