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For freeview any pointers would be appreciated? Read More
Mark300ZX Avatar
10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
For freeview any pointers would be appreciated?
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
If I had to buy now I'd look to get something that was "Freeview Play". E.g. http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/HUMA-FVP4000T-1TB-M
Failing that, an unwanted Youview box off of Gumtree (~£50 when I last looked).

Both will have HD and the main catch-up services.

Edited By: vstnpnc3000 on Aug 06, 2016 21:38: extra note
#2
I bought one of the little August models - approx 30 quid - it worked okay but it was not feature rich and involved a lot of transferring recordings to laptop just to add a title. If you are okay with all that then you could do worse than the August DVB400.
August budget PVR

However if you want all the bells and whistles this bad boy is the one - for an extra 120 quid
Humax HDR2000T
#3
I have got access to a satellite connection, but to be honest just choosing a pvr/service is quite a complex issue
#4
And for satellite, "Freesat Freetime", e.g http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished/hdr-1100s-1tb-black-1.html (requires a dual feed). Again because it's HD and has the main catch-up services.

Edited By: vstnpnc3000 on Aug 06, 2016 21:54: unfinished post
#5
Deffo a Freesat with freetime, I got a humax to work on my old sky dish, great buy
#6
Agree, if you have satellite dish and cables then definitely go down the Humax freesat route.
#7
I only have one cable from the dish, how would I go about getting two cables required for this box?
#8
can highly recommend the BT (humax) dtr-t-2100 youview box. its superb (£55 from CEX)

dont go near the huiwei ones as buggy and slow in comparison
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Mark300ZX
I have got access to a satellite connection, but to be honest just choosing a pvr/service is quite a complex issue

Well, you first have to decide on what you want. If you want catch-up players that steam content online then you need Youview, Freeview Play or Freesat+ with Freetime.

Youview and Freeview Play are both freeview services and carry the same channels, Freesat has a slightly different set of channels (no Dave for example).

Freeview Play supports more features than youview, the boxes have built in Wi-fi and allow streaming recordings to other devices for example. Youview was said to have a smoother interface but all of the current freeview play boxes were launched near the launch of the service so it may have improved as updates were rolled out.

Mark300ZX
I only have one cable from the dish, how would I go about getting two cables required for this box?

How many cables you get depends on the LNB receiver on the dish. You may have spare outputs and just need to add the cables, you may need to replace the LNB with more outputs.

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