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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Jerry Gallamore, Aug 8, 2013.
Can anyone tell me why my drs7000n won't receive signals from antenna
That is not a TiVo.
And I'm guessing it won't receive anything from antenna because it only does analog, and all broadcast channels are now digital. Just a guess though.
It does have a IR output might be able to control a digital to analog converter. Can ask on AVS which ones if any are compatible. http://www.avsforum.com/f/100/digital-recorders-pvrs-general
It was when I bought it what happened
It was what? A TiVo? No, it was never a TiVo. "TiVo" is a brand name, not a generic term for a DVR.
Or, it was capable of picking up channels from antenna? Yeah, there were probably analog stations on air when you bought it. Those were mostly shut down in 2009.
The channel master CM7000 uses a old Pioneer cable box code, the DRS7000N should have it in it's IR library.
It's an analog only DVR from 2002, so there aren't any analog over the air stations for it to pick up anymore, but the OP's not being overly descriptive in their postings
Ok, seems I'm not going to be able to use this without putting out a fairly large sum. Does anyone know how or what I need to record OTA signals without having to pay for them. You know like in the old days when you hooked your VCR up, hate getting ripped off by big business.
Go buy a Series 3 or 4 TiVo (two-tuner model) and connect an antenna to it. Done.
Well, no -he'd still need to pay for TiVo service.
There aren't a lot of options. Maybe none, really. ChannelMaster made a CM7000-PAL OTA DVR that does this, but it is discontinued. DISH Network sold the same box as the DTVpal, but it is also discontinued. ChannelMaster says a new model is coming out "late 2013 or early 2014". I had thought the Vulkano Blast would do it, but it doesn't record from OTA.
If a TiVo model that supported ATSC had lifetime service, that would do.
There are a number of DVR's on the market that record digital OTA w/o needing to pay for any kind of subscription.
Can you name some? The ones I was aware of aren't available anymore.
Yes, but they depend on PSIP for scheduling recordings. And PSIP varies from channel to channel and sometimes isn't there. Not at all that reliable.
AVS Forums has a thread about what's available.
Wouldn't cost too much if you can find compatible with the RCA's IR library, digital to analog converter. Maybe RCA's site has list of them and codes.
Have a spare PC you can hook to your TV? You can get a tuner card for it. That is what I did to record my digital OTA, in a way (I have a PC connected to my TV, and always on in the evening, running a version of Windows with WMC, using a USB ATSC tuner I got a few years ago to play with digital TV).
Was his RCA ever capable of controlling an analog cable box?
If so, maybe it would run a coupon box.
Yes, if no other should have old Pioneer cable box code for Channel Master CM7000