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80Gb DigiHome PVR80 FreeView Recorder - £39.99 plus postage

£39.99 @ Big pockets
Silver 80Gb hard disk drive 39 hours of recording time Digitally interactive Digital text RF loop Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available Auto setup Auto detection of new … Read More
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Silver
80Gb hard disk drive
39 hours of recording time
Digitally interactive
Digital text
RF loop
Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available
Auto setup
Auto detection of new channels
Auto scan for new channels
Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG)
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG)
2 SCART sockets
Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries
Size (H)4.5, (W)36, (D)27.7cm
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#1
good deal, shame it only has one tuner :(
2 Likes #2
Riddles
good deal, shame it only has one tuner :(


i have one of these and it has 2 tuners.

you cant record 2 channels at the same time which maybe what you mean(like a sky + box) but you can record one channel and watch another one at the same time.

great price voted hot
#3
To save people looking cheapest delivery is £5.99 inc VAT.

However, if you add a Free Delivery item you get free delivery on your whole order so you may as well add something like the One-Print DIY Greetings Card Kit for £6.49 from this link

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/free_delivery.php?lang=&session=40f26c0f1af3283d5d3b34ae9d763725

Other comments on this product here...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/58050/digihome-pvr80-80gb-hard-drive-reco/showthread.php?t=122707
#4
quizmaniac
i have one of these and it has 2 tuners.

you cant record 2 channels at the same time which maybe what you mean(like a sky + box) but you can record one channel and watch another one at the same time.

great price voted hot

Thanks for that, didn't know that, it's for my mum so doesn't need to be top spec but that is a useful feature, so I will prob order :D
#5
Hi

i dont have freeview box does this comes with freeview box or do i need to buy sepereatly

tks in advance
karthi
#6
this has freeview built into it
#7
tks Riddles I am going to order one

Voted hot
2 Likes #8
You can actually record two channels at the same time will watching a pre recorded channel if you install the dual-record firmware via the rs232 port.

Full instructions can be found here, dont say I didnt put myself out for all you unthankful people.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=533869
#9
hot deal, cheapest deal ive seen with a built in hard drive.
#10
I've had one of these for a couple of years, fantastic value and a very quick interface.

Guide and files for updating the firmware here:
http://www.vwlowen.co.uk/vestel/update.htm
#11
Hi - looks a good deal but be warned - These are A-Grade stock (slight damage or returns) with a limited 3 moth warranty.
Voted hot :O)

Cheers

Moose
#12
quizmaniac
i have one of these and it has 2 tuners.

you cant record 2 channels at the same time which maybe what you mean(like a sky + box) but you can record one channel and watch another one at the same time.

great price voted hot



Thanks for posting that info :thumbsup:
#13
This could be the one I take the plunge on as I have been waiting for this kind of deal to come out! Nice find....heat added:thumbsup:
1 Like #14
compare it to the 80GB Digifusion FVRT145 before commiting.
The FVRT145 does the twin tuner record at the same time as play recording - without a firmware update requirement (or somebody correct me if this is not the case).
The Digifusion from Microdirect is £39.94 with full 12 month warranty (£43.45 with cheapest delivery method)
The Bigpockets deal is only 3 months warranty as standard, but might be upgradeable.
#15
thanks for that, I've already ordered the Big pockets one however part of me is wishing I hadn't now lol typical!
banned#16
Tempted by the microdirect FVRT145 offer, unless theres a good price on a PVR with series link functionality (with freeview, twin tuners) for not much more?
#17
Flipd
compare it to the 80GB Digifusion FVRT145 before commiting.
The FVRT145 does the twin tuner record at the same time as play recording - without a firmware update requirement (or somebody correct me if this is not the case).
The Digifusion from Microdirect is £39.94 with full 12 month warranty (£43.45 with cheapest delivery method)
The Bigpockets deal is only 3 months warranty as standard, but might be upgradeable.


That's a fair point, however having owned both of these I would still go for the Digihome for the following reasons. The Digihome has a better tuner, meaning that it's far more forgiving with the input signal from your aerial. Even in a "good" area with a decent aerial, the Digifusion struggled on some channels (even the stronger ones sometimes). The twin record of the Digifusion is useful but very odd in use and it's easy to forget where you are and difficult to know when and if you've actually stopped recording if you've paused one of the channels. The Digihome is a lot more intuitive to use and only being able to record one channel whilst watching another is no great shame.

Apologies for those in the know, but I read a while ago that if you upgrade the firmware on the Digihome to record two channels, this would be at the expense of the programme guide due to the memory use of the machine, but I could be wrong so check that out folks if you are thinking of upgrading.

One last feature common to both units is that when you record a programme, it records the synopsis along with the programme allowing you to check which "epsiode" of your favourite programme you've recorded which having owned a few PVR's now is a really useful feature, yet my last two £300 Sony's don't!

This is a bargain, and I think a three months warranty is fair for the price. Voted hot.
#18
So I can assume that this has a good tuner. From the post above stateing that firmware upgrade would limit space (I could have read this wrong) could you not replace the HardDrive
#19
Nice one.....

Heat added
#20
paulace
That's a fair point, however having owned both of these I would still go for the Digihome for the following reasons. The Digihome has a better tuner, meaning that it's far more forgiving with the input signal from your aerial. Even in a "good" area with a decent aerial, the Digifusion struggled on some channels (even the stronger ones sometimes). The twin record of the Digifusion is useful but very odd in use and it's easy to forget where you are and difficult to know when and if you've actually stopped recording if you've paused one of the channels. The Digihome is a lot more intuitive to use and only being able to record one channel whilst watching another is no great shame.

Apologies for those in the know, but I read a while ago that if you upgrade the firmware on the Digihome to record two channels, this would be at the expense of the programme guide due to the memory use of the machine, but I could be wrong so check that out folks if you are thinking of upgrading.

One last feature common to both units is that when you record a programme, it records the synopsis along with the programme allowing you to check which "epsiode" of your favourite programme you've recorded which having owned a few PVR's now is a really useful feature, yet my last two £300 Sony's don't!

This is a bargain, and I think a three months warranty is fair for the price. Voted hot.


Paulace,

I owned a digifusion before and it didin't record the subtitle for the programe, do you know if digihome can record the programe with subtitle?

I did like my digifusion as the picture looks clear.

Thanks!
#21
I think I'll wait until these go for £40 including shipping. Anyone got any voucher codes for this firm.
#22
I got one of these last year. Transformed the way I watch TV - I watch when I want to and not when the broadcasters say! It also pauses live TV, useful when you want to get up and make tea, etc.

liuyk - it does record subtitles too, and you can swtich them on or off just as on a live broadcast.
#23
PVRs are getting cheaper all the time.
Who needs Sky + anyway ?
#24
Looks very good, does this have the card slot say if I wanted to get setanta on it?
#25
Looking for a basic PVR for my parents & the Digifusion seems to fit what i'm looking for. Anybody actually got 1?

I have a Topfield myself which is great.
#26
can anyone tell me if i can plug virgin media box into pvr to record cable channels please???
#27
arabianchief
can anyone tell me if i can plug virgin media box into pvr to record cable channels please???


It really depends upon which make and model you buy. The budget PVR's (without DVD Recorders) tend to just record Freeview channels as there is no AV input facility, however the more upmarket models (such as mine whcih is a Sony RDRHXD870B) can record from many different inputs. I'm afraid there's no easy answer except to do your research!

One tip for buying a PVR that certainly seems to be the norm, is that if you buy a combined DVD Recorder and Hard Drive Recorder then there is only one tuner available, which means that unless you have another Freeview box or your TV has a built in Freeview tuner then you can only watch and record one channel (from the PVR that is - you can still watch terrestrial channels of course). Just to clarify that, you cannot watch one channel and record another, nor can you record two channels and watch a third on the PVR.

I would be interested to hear from anyone if there is a combined model that can as this would be my next upgrade.
#28
JIT
Looking for a basic PVR for my parents & the Digifusion seems to fit what i'm looking for. Anybody actually got 1?

I have a Topfield myself which is great.


I would go for the DIgihome as my mum who's 73 got used to it in no time and I dread to think what would have happened if I gave her the Digifusion as it's too confusing for non-techies.
#29
mrgentry
So I can assume that this has a good tuner. From the post above stateing that firmware upgrade would limit space (I could have read this wrong) could you not replace the HardDrive


The kind of memory referred to is not "hard drive space" unfortunately. In a similar way to a PC it's the actual memory allocated for the machine to carry out its tasks, if you'll pardon that basic explanation. You could put a 250Gb hard drive and you would still have the same issue. It's all down to the design limitations, but I'm sure that will change on later models, however if you prefer the trade off between a having an EPG that can only show a couple of days and being able to record two channels at once, then fair enough.

Think of this though, why not buy two of these Digihomes for £80 and your problem is solved - you can then record two channels whilst watching two others!:-D
#30
Does anyone know if you can start watching a programme whilst you are recording it ? ie Start watching the begining of a film that is 30mins into the recording ?

This feature is so important on these devices but I know some can't do it - my pace twin does it no problem.
#31
Yes you can watch a program whilst you are recording it.
It appears in the library straight away , so you can select it and start watching ( and fast forward/ rewind etc).
Just tried it to make sure.
#32
Can anyone confirm if these are Vestel boxes & if they are T810/16/25s? If that means nothing, have a look on the box or under the machine for a label with T810, T816 or T825 as part of the codes (finding it answers the first question). EDIT: obviously (I hope) the second question is specific to anyone having recently bought one from BigPockets.
#33
JIT
I have a Topfield myself which is great.


Do you print money for a living? :? :thinking: :w00t:

By the way, this might be worth considering. Single tuner but its new http://www.goodmansdirect.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?pid=GHDD1782DVBT&cid=DigitalBoxes&language=en-GB
#34
Paulace

The Panasonic HDD/DVD recorders have built in freeview, so technically you could watch that while you record from another source?
banned#35
ord one, voted hot
#36
Has anyone got there's yet? Mine is here, but there is a mysterious door/flap that has been sellotaped closed as the catch it broken but it appears to have nothing behind it so I'm wondering what on eath it is???
#37
Mine came earlier, it does have the the mysterious flap....with nothing behind it. I would think it's for an top-up tv card or something like that.

btw the flap on mine isn't broken
#38
But the slot for the card, is not a hole, it's solid? Maybe they had the idea to put a top card there but changed their mind?

Mine was stuck together with sellotape which is very annoying, why send me a faulty one? Grrrrrr!
#39
Yeah sorry, that's what I meant...they had left it there so maybe they could install a card reader if they so chose.

They all have the possibility of being faulty in some way, I'll be setting my mums up later and I have my fingers crossed there's nothing wrong with it.
#40
Just back from setting it up for my mum and I'm impressed. The TV Guide is probably the best I've ever seen on a freeview box, it's easy to setup and even using an indoor aerial the picture quality was great. Very happy with it.........don't want to tempt fate, so far lol

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