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cyclebrain
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TIVO vs digital audio recorder

Why does a video DVD recorder with a hard drive only cost a couple hundred bucks while the same hardware for audio such as Cambridge or Olive cost $1000? Can I use a DVD recorder as an audio server?

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Re: TIVO vs digital audio recorder

I have the same basic question -- How practical is it to use a DVD recorder to record and archive audio from an analog source ? I have a large number of 120 min. DATs that I would like to transfer to a more durable medium. Do any DVD recorders have digital audio inputs ? Love to get some good feedback on this before I spend thousands on a music server.

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Re: TIVO vs digital audio recorder


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Why does a video DVD recorder with a hard drive only cost a couple hundred bucks while the same hardware for audio such as Cambridge or Olive cost $1000? Can I use a DVD recorder as an audio server?


I suspect a music server is more expensive because it is a Linux based box with its own dedicated operating system optimized for storing and retrieving audio.

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