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Freeview With hardrive

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Whats the cheapest Freeveiw with hardrive, preferably at least 80gb and with freeview playback feature, can be refurb if with a warrently.

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
If your on a budget then from Micro Direct
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(28382)DigiFusion-FVRT145-FreeView-Set-Top-Box-with.aspx

I'm using the FVRT100 with 40GB HD for the last 10 months and actually watching programmes i recorded last night for the money hard to beat.

The best at the moment are Humax and Topfield but they cost upwards of £150 what ever you get make sure it has a twin tuner.

Remember Quidco if buying from Micro Direct!!!!!!
#2
or this one if you want a 160gb http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136094
#3
http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=221959&doy=12m3

I have this one for sale still new in box with receipt from maplins. I brought it in january to record from cable but did not know that pvr's don't record from cable so it is as new boxed with 10 months warrenty still.

I will post pics if you are interested in buying. £85 delivered.

I have a ebay username mark-virgo 100% and paypal account verified.
#4
markvirgo
http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=221959&doy=12m3

I have this one for sale still new in box with receipt from maplins. I brought it in january to record from cable but did not know that pvr's don't record from cable so it is as new boxed with 10 months warrenty still.

I will post pics if you are interested in buying. £85 delivered.

I have a ebay username mark-virgo 100% and paypal account verified.


hi just wonderin did u find one that records from cable as thats what im looking.....sori 4 buttin in ppl
#5
I know I might sound a bit pedantic, but do you simply want a freeview pvr, or do you want one which is officially Freeview Playback certified? Freeview playback is a more recent list of criteria which pvr's must have in order to be branded with the Playback logo and it will have a few more features than an ordinary pvr. If however you simply want something to record your tv programmes onto, then any of the above would be fine.

I've got a Digifusion FVRT145 which I bought brand new a couple of years ago, and think is fantastic (Refurb in first reply). If you get one that works then they're really good, especially at that price. There's loads of info about them (and other pvr's) over on the forums at Digitalspy. If you go for the digifusion then just remember a few things: -

1. They don't like getting too hot, don't have it stacked up with other equipment or in a cabinet if at all possible.

2. DON'T use the compression, it's likely to cause you to lose that whole library and have to reformat at a later date. This can be avoided by setting it to record subtitles as then it cannot be accidentally compressed.

3. The remote is awful, just think of the button labelled Cancel as Back/Exit and it makes more sense.

4. The background graphics are the most foul thing imaginable, this can be changed but requires a bit of effort and may invalidate your warranty.

5. They can be noisy, so if you want to put it in your bedroom then you might want to find something without a fan. You could turn it off at night, but it needs to be switched on to download the epg at about 3am.

As has already been mentioned, make sure you get a true twin tuner which allows you to record 2 programs simultaneously, you'd be surprised how many programs overlap.

Apparently in the next year or two there should be HD freeview channels becoming available, and very few of the current boxes will be compatible (I think the latest Topfield may be, but don't quote me on that) so I'd certainly consider getting something cheap and then upgrading in a few years - especially if you have an HD tv.
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Good advice Mike

Another altrnative is to sign up to BT vision, you get a freeview PVR for free and just need to sign up to their broadband (which is a reasonable deal) and a monthly viewing package, oh and pay an installation fee of £30. However, there is no contract, so you can cancel the viewing package after one month. So thats a top spec freeview PVR for £36 effectively, as long as you dont mind moving your broadband. :-D

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