They only need a Bell satellite signal so a dish, not a subscription, is required. To summarize:
1. The 9200, 9242 & 6141 will record digital (ATSC) OTA, not analog.
2. A dish pointed to the Bell satellite(s) is required.
3. No OTA guide data is provided, nor is it available from any source I am aware of.
Considering the limitations, it's probably not worth using a Bell PVR for OTA unless you already have one. There are other solutions, such as a dedicated OTA DVR or HTPC.
Pinza, I too have a Sonicview 8000 but when I plug the external hdd into my WDTV gen2 player it only plays 1-1.47GB file at a time. When I record a 1 hour PBS HD program it uses 8GB of memory which is chunked out to 5 trp files. Was wondering if you had the same problem or if you used a file joiner.
My player only sees the first 1.47GB .trp file and never sees or plays the other files. What model WD player do you have?
I've been using 'Simple File Joiner' to make one file and that works okay but time consuming.
With the vs 9000 you can format it to a Linux file system (ext2 or so...can't remember). And when you do that it records one big file since it doesn't have the fs size restriction.
So *if* your sonicview has the same option and *if* your player can detect that fs and play files from there then that could be your solution
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