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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2011-08-01, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Can a 3100 receiver record on a PVR?

Hi There,

New to satellite and this forum. Looking for answers that I can't seem to find anywhere.

I have a standard def Bell 3100 receiver in a separate room that I would like to record some programs from. The TV is also standard def so I don't want to invest in a lot of money to do this. It is just a back up TV that I can watch when my husband is watching something I'm not interested in.

From the manuel, the 3100 can be hooked up to a VCR. My question is, can the receiver be hooked up to a PVR and still work? If so, what do I need to do this (cabels etc.)? Do you recommend any specific device to record.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2011-08-01, 02:16 PM
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The outputs from the 3100 can be fed into any recording device, DVR, DVD Recorder or a PC with a Video Capture card.

To be honest, with the cost of a used or refurbished 5900 right now being pretty low, it might be just as cheap to buy one of those.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2011-08-01, 03:12 PM
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Here's the FAQ on the connections:

FAQ - How to Connect a VCR, or DVD Recorder and STB


And here's a useful post - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:

HDTV Frequently Asked Questions: Please read this before posting in the forum

As mentioned above, a dedicated PVR is a better choice.

57's Optimization Services (Home Theatre Optimization) . . . . 57's Home Theatre (Latest equipment & photos)
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Hi Pinza,

Thanks for the info.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2011-08-03, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks 57,

The articles are really helpful.
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