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Old 11-10-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Have Cox cable and a high def TV. Is it possible to hook up a purchased DVR to record TV shows or does one HAVE to rent a box through COX which seems to be what their website says??
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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You can purchase your own standalone DVR however, if you want to record encrypted channels (those that require a cable box to view, usually any channel over 99) then it can only be hooked up after the cable box (cable wire goes from wall, to cable box, to DVR, to TV), which means you can only record the channel your cable box is tuned to.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Thanks for responding Dave. So I could set up the box, leave it tuned to a channel over 99 and it would record the high def.? I find many of the lower channels are dups of the higher numbered channels in high def. Am I understanding this properly?? Or would it not record in high def at all??
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