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Actually Jim, some combo units do have dual tuners, so shoppers for new gear should check the specs to see if you can record with both independently.JimSpence said:Personally, I'd stay away from a DVD/VCR combo unit. Why? Because you can't use both at the same time. What if you are recording to the DVD and wanted to watch a VCR tape? Can't do it. But, if this won't be a problem, then this is just a matter of preference.
I have just ordered a DVD recorder with hard drive as a replacement for my ailing DVD recorder. My VCR isn't even connected any longer, and hasn't been for a couple of years. If I get the urge to transfer a tape to a DVD I'll get it out and do it.
marcb515, here's a link to my thread need help choosing a DVD recorder on AVS Forum. There are other discussions here on TCF, too -- if I find the links I'll try to post them here.
But I wanted to ask -- why not a second TiVo? I have two standalone TiVos and I'm considering buying a third. Remember, for the second and third TiVos, if you have monthly service, they are only $6.95 a month. My first TiVo is on lifetime, so any TiVo I buy from now on, I only pay $6.95 a month for service.
If I have two shows on at 8 PM Tuesday night (for example) I can put the SP for one on TiVo #1 and the SP for the other one on TiVo #2. Problem solved!