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    Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    So my wife and I are so sick of paying $126 dollars a month for digital cable and internet that we are considering scrapping mediacom and just going rabbit ears with Tivo. Thoughts anyone?


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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Get a Series 3 tivo so you can at least do HD. Then, honestly, you will be fine.


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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    A guy I work with has only rabbit ears and TIVO. I told him he must do alot of reading....LOL.



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    Talking Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Does the series 3 record the HD off the rabbit ears OK? I have the original Tivo off cable, but have comtemplated going to OTA HD and wondered if the series 3 could schedule and record OTA.



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Yes...it will look just as good at the OTA HD live.



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    A guy I work with has only rabbit ears and TIVO. I told him he must do alot of reading....LOL.
    I dunno, I have noticed that 90% of the TV I watch is OTA HD. Of course now that there is no new TV on, I am watching a lot less.


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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Not enough sports on OTA HD...plus I watch alot of Discovery, TLC, Food Network, etc.



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Yes...it will look just as good at the OTA HD live.
    Awesome, I love my Tivo and to be able to get HD is even better. My Tivo gets me



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    I've got a set of bunny ears, no cable, no dish. Its a good set of bunny ears though, and the digital picture on my new flatscreen is actually quite impressive. i catch wireless internet from a neighbor, so its awesome and cheap.



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by d4cy View Post
    I've got a set of bunny ears, no cable, no dish. Its a good set of bunny ears though, and the digital picture on my new flatscreen is actually quite impressive. i catch wireless internet from a neighbor, so its awesome and cheap.
    LOL....hope you are doing that so you can save money for season FB tickets!



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    I'd say it depends on your viewing habits. Outside of sports, I probably watch less than 30 minutes of major network programming a month, so rabbit ears don't really do me much good.

    If, like BrianHos, you watch mostly network stuff, rabbit ears and a tivo will suit you just fine. Just remember, you're still going to be paying for internet somehow or another. I think Mediacom cable without cable service is ~65 bucks/month.



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    Re: Tivo with Rabbit Ears vs. Mediacom with DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by justincl View Post
    Does the series 3 record the HD off the rabbit ears OK? I have the original Tivo off cable, but have comtemplated going to OTA HD and wondered if the series 3 could schedule and record OTA.
    Yeah it does well with the OTA HD. A while back when KDSM was holding out HD on Mediacom I ran my S3 mixed. Every HD channel was cable HD except Fox, it ran OTA HD. It worked perfectly.

    You could also drop to a basic cable and run the local channels HD OTA. That way you still get some ESPN even if it's a bad picture and still get some HD goodness.



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