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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
Hi,

I'd appreciate some advise on PVRs, and in particular in relation to using it to watch / pause / record Sky TV.

I've looked at Humax's, but their product management confirmed it's not possible to view an external source via the box (e.g through Scart etc).

I really don't want to give my money to Sky for Sky+, especially as they try to force you into taking multiroom. :pirate:

What I guess I'm therefore looking for, is a PVR with a decent HDD, and the ability to take Scart or similar input, rather than just using it's own Freeview tuner.

Thanks in advance,
Steve
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
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#1
Buy a TIVO.....that does exatctly what you require.
Ebay has loads on offer :)
#2
magician
Buy a TIVO.....that does exatctly what you require.
Ebay has loads on offer :)
Thanks magician, just to confirm - I don't need any kind of subscription etc to use the Tivo with Sky do I?
Cheers, S
#3
No subscription for Tivo use. But you won't be able to watch one sky channel and record another sky channel as you could on Sky+.
#4
For anyone just on Freeview or top up TV i can recommend the Humax 9200T.

I have one, it's the bees knees :D
#5
andi
No subscription for Tivo use. But you won't be able to watch one sky channel and record another sky channel as you could on Sky+.

Do you not realise the whole point of a PVR is that you never watch live TV, so why do you need 2 tuners?
If need be , you can be recording sky at the same time as watching terrestrial....
#6
magician
why do you need 2 tuners?

Ah, very usful if you want to record two programs that 'air' at the same or overlap and your not around to watch one of them there and then :)
#7
so just record the +1 hour version..............:)
#8
Thanks for all the guidance - I'll go find me a Tivo then!

Ebay here I come...

Steve
#9
I too want to get PVR but I cant get Digital terrestrial in this area so I have to get sky. Is there any boxes that will capture the DVB-S stream without reencoding first. I don't want to go the sky+ route as I don't want the extra channels and extra costs involved.
#10
jimjim79
I too want to get PVR but I cant get Digital terrestrial in this area so I have to get sky. Is there any boxes that will capture the DVB-S stream without reencoding first. I don't want to go the sky+ route as I don't want the extra channels and extra costs involved.

GET A TIVO:)
#11
Surely any DVD recorder with HDD and Q Link would work (my Panasonic DMR-EH50 accepts the sky personal planner recording function)
#12
what im really after is one that does not re encode
#13
andi
No subscription for Tivo use. But you won't be able to watch one sky channel and record another sky channel as you could on Sky+.

Can you then move any recordings you have on the TIVO onto a DVD Recorder??

Cheers
:roll:
#14
three simple words

windows media center

blows everything else out of the water, believe me, i built one and haven't looked back
#15
Reaps - thanks for the different angle - can you give us a low down on what us novices would need to create a system, and what we would get from one?

Thanks

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